Resolution J1573-2013

Honoring Mike O'Brien upon the occasion of receiving the New York State Bar Association President's Pro Bono Service Senior Lawyer Award, on May 1, 2013

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  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 30, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 26, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Mike  O'Brien  upon  the  occasion of
receiving the New  York  State  Bar  Association  President's  Pro  Bono
Service Senior Lawyer Award, on May 1, 2013

WHEREAS,  Individuals  who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS, Mike O'Brien has given not only of his time and energies  but
also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has
been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Mike O'Brien
upon the occasion of receiving the New York State Bar Association Presi-
dent's Pro Bono Service Senior Lawyer Award, to be celebrated on Wednes-
day; May 1, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Mike O'Brien has been called upon to contribute his time  and
talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given
of himself unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS,  An  attorney  devoted  to  public  service,  Mike O'Brien is
retired from the NYS Department  of  Health  and  Mental  Hygiene  Legal
Services after a distinguished 34 year career; and
  WHEREAS,  In retirement, Mike O'Brien has dedicated himself to provid-
ing legal services to veterans through the Legal Aid Society  of  North-
eastern New York's Veterans Legal Project, offering advice, and if need-
ed,  assisting  veterans  with completing paperwork or providing further
representation; and
  WHEREAS, Mike O'Brien meets with veterans at the Albany Housing Coali-
tion, an agency providing housing and support services  to  low  income,
homeless  veterans;  he also generously donates his time to the Veterans
Administration Medical Center  Legal  Clinic,  seeing  veterans  at  the
Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albany; and
  WHEREAS,  In  2012  alone, Mike O'Brien assisted 45 clients, providing
more than 100 hours of pro bono service, whenever needed; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period  of  his  community  service,  a
period  of  constructive involvement, Mike O'Brien has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Mike O'Brien has displayed  through-
out his life; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Mike O'Brien upon the occasion of receiving the New York State Bar
Association President's Pro Bono Service  Senior  Lawyer  Award,  to  be
celebrated on Wednesday, May 1, 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mike O'Brien.

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