Terrence M. Connors, ABF Patron Fellow, was selected as the 2023 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Second Circuit recipient. The award will be presented to Connors by Chief Judge Debra Ann Livingston at a later date.
The American Inns of Court annually recognizes individuals in the legal profession who exemplify the core values of the American Inns of Court: professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence. The Court Professionalism awards are awarded in participating federal circuits to a lawyer or judge whose life and practice display sterling character and unquestioned integrity, coupled with ongoing dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession and the rule of law.
He is one of the founders of what is now Connors LLP, having originally started the firm as Connors & Vilardo LLP with current Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. Connors specializes in trial and appellate practice in civil and criminal litigation and has taught trial technique for the University of Buffalo School of Law and for the New York State Bar Association Trial Academy at Cornell Law School. He received the University of Buffalo’s Edwin F. Jaeckle Award, which is the highest honor the School of Law can bestow.
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