Bernard Botein Edit Profile
Student College City New York, 1917-1919. Bachelor of Laws, Bklyn Law School, 1924. Doctor of Laws, New York Law School, 1959, New York University, 1964, Jewish Theological Seminary, 1965, Yeshiva U., 1965, Brooklyn Law School, 1966.
Admitted to New York bar, 1926. Practiced, New York City, 1926-1941. Assistant district attorney New York County, 1929-1936.
Justice New York State Supreme Court, 1941-1953, The American Association For Justice appellate division, 1953-1957, presiding justice appellate division, 1957-1969, retired. Senior partner firm Botein, Hays, Sklar & Herzberg, New York City, 1969-1974. Head New York City Accident Fraud Investigation, 1936, New York State Insurance Fund Investigation, 1938, New York State Printing Investigation, 1940.
Cardozo lecturer; visiting lecturer U. P.R. Law School, 1960. Cooley lecturer University of Michigan Law School. Chairman National Conference on Bail and Criminal Justice.
Chairman of the executive branch New York State Constitutional Convention, 1967. Board of directors National Legal Aid and Defender Association. Trustee-at-large Federation Jewish Philanthropies.
Trustee William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, Vera Institute Justice, New York University Law Foundation, New York City Rand Institute: member National Committee on Judicial Administration. Vice president Young Men’s Hebrew Association, YWHA, 1949-1959.
Served with United States Army, World War I. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American, New York State (Gold medal 1970) bar associations, Association Bar City New York (president 1970-1972), New York County Lawyers Association, Judicial Conference New York (member administrative board 1957-1968), Century Association, American Arbitration Association (Executive Committee), Order of Coif (honorary).
Married Marian Berman, October 13, 1940. Children: Stephen William, Michael Harris.
Memorial awards established in his honor include National Moot Court competition Bernard Botein annual award, Bernard Botein grad scholarship at New York University Law School, Bernard Botein annual medal for outstanding non-judicial court staff employee.