It has been a busy (and rather prestigious) past month for members of the NITA Board of Trustees. Since the last edition of NITA Notes, one Board member was named Interim Dean at a law school and one received a Best Lawyer® Award.
Barbara Bergman was recently appointed as the Interim Dean at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She has been teaching at the school since 1987 and was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the school prior to this appointment. Dean Bergman has been a program director for NITA as well as a faculty member at many child advocacy and other public service programs. In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees, she is the Chair of the Board’s Public Service Committee. More info on Bergman’s appointment can be found here.
Fresh off being the program director at the National Session this year, Ben Rubinowitz has been named the 2013 New York City Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. This award is given to only one lawyer in each practice area in each community. Rubinowitz, member of the NITA Board of Trustees, program director, faculty member, and author, was also named by his peers to be included in 19th edition of Best Lawyers in United States in the following categories: Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. To read more about how one gets named to the Best Lawyers® list click here.