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Sanford Meltzer

Sanford Meltzer, American lawyer, educator. Bar: New York 1959, United States District Court (northern district) New York 1959, United States Tax Court 1960, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1978, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1978, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1978.

Background

Meltzer, Sanford was born on July 4, 1933 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of Mose and Gertrude (Hodes) Meltzer.

Education

Syracuse University (Bachelor of Arts, 1957. Juris Doctor, 1959); spoken languages: French, Yiddish, Spanish and German.

Career

Admitted to the bar, 1959, New York and United States. District Court, Northern District of New York. 1960, United States. Tax Court.

1978, United States. Supreme Court, United States. District Court, Southern District of New York and United States. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Co-Author and Seminar: "Law and Litigation in New York," National Business Institute, 1995. Author and Lecturer: "Trial of Traffic Cases," One On One Publication. Presented at New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, 1996.

Lecturer: Practices and Procedures before Assessment Board of Review. Demonstration on Internet Workshop for Attorneys, New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, General Practice Section, 1997. Instructor, Syracuse University, Community Internship Program in Family Law, Criminal Law, Practice and Procedure and Constitutional, 1970—.

Community Internship Instructor at State University of New York, Oswego, 1994—. Onondaga Community College, 1994—. Member, Rota Legal Society.

Counsel, New York State Legislature, 1967-1972. Masonic Service Bureau, 1975—. Commissioner of Condemnation, Onondaga County Water Authority, 1968-1972.

Onondaga County, 1976-1977. Research Counsel, New York State Legislature Joint Legislation Committee on Re-Apportionment, 1974. Member, The Onondaga County Planning Federation, 1973—.

Director, Hiscock Legal Aid Society, Onondaga County, 1974-1981. Small Claims Arbitrator, Syracuse City Court, 1978—. Arbitrator, City Court of Syracuse Supreme Court, New York State, 1980—.

Counsel: Congregation Young Israel of Syracuse, 1984—. New York Bar Association Biotechnology and the Law, 1987—. Chairman, Board of Assessment Review, Town of Dewitt.

Report of Special Committee on Biotechnology and the Law, 1994. Lecturer and Midstate Proctor for the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons, State of New York, 1995—. Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Onondaga County (Member: Assigned Counsel Program, 1963—. Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 1966-1972. Legislative Committee, 1973-1976.

Grievance Committee, 1974—. Vice Chairman, 1982-1987. Family Law Committee, 1977—.

Board of Directors, 1980-1983. Member, 1970-1995 and Chairman, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1981-1995. Member, 1974— and Secretary, 1980—, Judiciary Committee), New York State (Contributor to Newsletter, Surrogate Parenting, Volume II Number 2, 1990.

Child Custody & Visitation in New York, National Business Institute, 1992 and 1995. Fourth Judicial Department Chairman, Committee on Lawyer Reference, 1971-1976. Planning Chair, Practical SkillsHow to Commence a Civil Litigation, 1996—.

Member, Sections on: Defense of the Indigent. Family Law; Real Property. Litigation; Criminal Justice) and American (Member, Sections: on General Practice.

Family Law; Committee on Economics, 1975—) Bar Associations. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member, Sections on: Criminal Law. Family Law); New York State Defenders Association.

Syracuse Defense Group. Upstate Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1984—. Director, Continuing Legal Education Program, 1984—).

New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Committee on Medical/Legal.

Membership

Member, Rota Legal Society. Counsel, New York State Legislature, 1967-1972. Masonic Service Bureau, 1975—.

Commissioner of Condemnation, Onondaga County Water Authority, 1968-1972. Onondaga County, 1976-1977. Research Counsel, New York State Legislature Joint Legislation Committee on Re-Apportionment, 1974.

Member, The Onondaga County Planning Federation, 1973—. Director, Hiscock Legal Aid Society, Onondaga County, 1974-1981. Small Claims Arbitrator, Syracuse City Court, 1978—.

Arbitrator, City Court of Syracuse Supreme Court, New York State, 1980—. Counsel: Congregation Young Israel of Syracuse, 1984—. New York Bar Association Biotechnology and the Law, 1987—.

Chairman, Board of Assessment Review, Town of Dewitt. Report of Special Committee on Biotechnology and the Law, 1994. Lecturer and Midstate Proctor for the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons, State of New York, 1995—.

Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Onondaga County (Member: Assigned Counsel Program, 1963—. Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 1966-1972.

Legislative Committee, 1973-1976. Grievance Committee, 1974—. Vice Chairman, 1982-1987.

Family Law Committee, 1977—. Board of Directors, 1980-1983. Member, 1970-1995 and Chairman, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1981-1995.

Member, 1974— and Secretary, 1980—, Judiciary Committee), New York State (Contributor to Newsletter, Surrogate Parenting, Volume II Number 2, 1990. Child Custody & Visitation in New York, National Business Institute, 1992 and 1995. Fourth Judicial Department Chairman, Committee on Lawyer Reference, 1971-1976.

Planning Chair, Practical SkillsHow to Commence a Civil Litigation, 1996—. Member, Sections on: Defense of the Indigent. Family Law; Real Property.

Litigation; Criminal Justice) and American (Member, Sections: on General Practice. Family Law; Committee on Economics, 1975—) Bar Associations. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member, Sections on: Criminal Law.

Family Law); New York State Defenders Association. Syracuse Defense Group. Upstate Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1984—.

Director, Continuing Legal Education Program, 1984—). New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Committee on Medical/Legal.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Target pistol shooting, photography, coin collecting/numismatics.

Connections

Married Elaine Lois Levine, July 8, 1962. Children: Robin Alisa, Marna Denise.