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Doreen Simmons Receives American Inns of Court Professionalism Award

Doreen A. Simmons has been selected to receive the “2013 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award” for the Second Circuit American Inns of Court. The award was presented on September 24, by Steven F. Molo, Esq., at Thurgood Marshall Courthouse in New York City. The American Inns of Court, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, fosters excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. The organization’s membership includes more than 30,000 federal, state, and local judges,  lawyers, law professors and law students in more than 360 chapters nationwide, and more than 97,000 alumni members. It is the first time an attorney in the 32 county Federal District Court, Northern District of New York, has received this award. Ms. Simmons is being honored for, among other things, her role as founding president of the Northern District of New York Federal Bar Association.  She continues to serve on that group’s board of directors.  Ms. Simmons also serves as chair of the New York State Character and Fitness Committee for the Fifth Judicial District and is a member of the Second Circuit Joint Federal and State Judicial Council Committee.   In 2006, she received the Honorable James R. Duane Award for contributions to the federal practice.  Ms. Simmons is also active in her community, serving as legal counsel to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, the Central New York Girl Scout Council, SAVES Ambulance and the Skaneateles Fire Department.


To read more about the award’s criteria, visit the American Inns of Court website, here.