City Bar Announces 2015 McDonald Award Winners

The New York City Bar Association has announced the winners of this year’s Kathryn A. McDonald Awards, which are presented annually for excellence in service to the Family Court.

This year’s honorees, Stephanie Jill Gendell and Brian Zimmerman, have dedicated their abilities and leadership skills throughout their careers to the Family Court and the population that it serves.

Gendell currently serves as the Associate Executive Director for Policy and Government Relations at the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, Inc. (CCC). Zimmerman is an attorney practicing in New York City Family Court, including as Assigned Counsel.

The awards will be presented at a City Bar reception on May 26th at 6 p.m., by Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. The reception also honors the judges of the New York City Family Court for their dedicated work.

The Kathryn A. McDonald Award is named in honor of the former Supervising Judge of the New York City Family Court and is sponsored by the City Bar’s Committees on Children and the Law; Family Court and Family Law; Juvenile Justice; Domestic Violence and its Council on Children.