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NYSBA President Michael Getnick Honored by Bar Associations
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Posted on Jun 21 2009
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     On Monday, June 1, Utica attorney Michael Getnick became the 112th President of the 74,000 member New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). On that date, he was honored by legal colleagues, members of the judiciary, and invited guests at a reception at the Stanley Theater in Utica, sponsored by NYSBA, the Oneida County Bar Association and his Utica Law Firm, Getnick, Livingston, Atkinson & Priore, LLP.
      This is the first time in nearly 40 years that NYSBA has elected an Oneida County attorney as President. Getnick is a partner in the law firm of Getnick, Livingston, Atkinson & Priore, LLP, of Utica, New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1966 and earned his law degree from Cornell University in 1970.
    Active in the State Bar, Mike served as Vice President on the Executive Committee, representing the Fifth Judicial District (Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego counties), is a member of the House of Delegates, and a Fellow of The New York Bar Foundation. He is chair of the Committee on Court Operations, and a member of the Membership Committee.
     In 1988, Mike received the NYSBA President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the Fifth Judicial District. The award recognizes those lawyers for outstanding contribution of time, resources, and expertise in the provision of legal services to the poor. He is a member of the Fifth Judicial District Pro Bono Committee. In addition to his NYSBA activities, Getnick is a member and past president of the Oneida County Bar Association (OCBA) and an ex-officio member of the Onondaga County Bar Association. He is past chair of OCBA’s Liaison Committee to the NYSBA, the Domestic Relations Committee and the Private Attorney Involvement Committee. He is also a member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

       Follow President Mike's Activities throughout the year via the NYSBA President's Page: [Click Here]



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