Gary S. Solomon




Gary Solomon, a 1976 graduate of Boston University School of Law, is the Director of Legal Support for The Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice, where he began his career as a staff attorney 31 years ago.  During his tenure at Legal Aid, Mr. Solomon has also served as staff attorney with the Criminal Appeals Bureau, Director of Training for the Juvenile Rights Division, and a supervisor in the Juvenile Rights Division's Appeals Bureau and Special Litigation and Law Reform Unit. 


Mr. Solomon prepares the weekly JRP Newsletter, a compilation of annotated court decisions which is made available to judges, lawyers and other professionals throughout New York state and elsewhere, and is the principal author of Volumes One, Two and Three of the Practice Manual for Children’s Attorneys, which include extensive materials on criminal/juvenile delinquency and child protective proceedings, legal ethics and the role of the child’s attorney, and persons in need of supervision proceedings. He authored a chapter on child abuse and neglect proceedings which appears in West Publishing's New York Family Court Practice, and has written practice commentaries for LexisNexis/Matthew Bender. Additionally Mr. Solomon regularly participates in training and lectures at the Practising Law Institute, New York-area law schools, New York State Appellate Division-sponsored training programs for assigned counsel, and Unified Court System-sponsored training programs for judges and court attorneys.


In 2003, Mr. Solomon was awarded the Howard A. Levine Award for Excellence in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare by the New York State Bar Association, Committee on Children and the Law.  In 2006, Mr. Solomon received the Kathryn A. McDonald Award for Excellence in Service to Family Court from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. In 2007, Mr. Solomon received the Orison Marden Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication to the Organization and to the Clients from The Legal Aid Society of New York City.




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Last updated January 19, 2009


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