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Lawyer

Bernard Botein, American lawyer. 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).

Background

Botein, Bernard was born on May 6, 1900 in New York City. Son of Herman William and Sarah (Leonson) Botein.

Education

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.

Career

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 div., 1953-1957, presiding justice appellate div., 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.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Irving W. Halpern) The Slum and Crime, 1935. Trial Judge, 1952

    • The Prosecutor, 1956. (with Murray A. Gordon) The Trial of the Future, 1963.

      Our Cities Burn, 1972.

Membership

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).

Connections

Married Marian Berman, October 13, 1940. Children: Stephen William, Michael Harris.

father:
Herman William Botein

mother:
Sarah (Leonson) Botein

spouse:
Marian Berman

children:
Stephen William Botein

Michael Harris Botein