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American Bar Association awards Mayor Michael Bloomberg with ABA Presidential Citation

American Bar Association awards Mayor Michael Bloomberg with ABA Presidential Citation

By John Glynn

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2013 — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was presented with the 2013 American Bar Association Presidential Citation by ABA President James R. Silkenat today during the ABA Board of Governor’s Meeting in New York City. The award recognizes Mayor Bloomberg’s leadership on access to justice for immigrants, immigration reform, voting rights, judicial merit selection and common-sense solutions to gun violence.

“The ABA Presidential Citation award honors Mayor Bloomberg’s outstanding leadership on issues that are critical priorities for the ABA,” Silkenat said. “We are delighted to honor the mayor for his impressive work to address our shared concerns.”

As the 108th mayor of New York City since 2002, Mayor Bloomberg has been active in a number of areas directed at improving the law and public policy. He has set up an advisory committee to ensure that his judicial appointments are merit-based and nonpartisan. He has launched national, bipartisan coalitions of mayors and business leaders to combat illegal guns, create municipal immigration integration programs and invest in infrastructure.

The ABA Presidential Citation recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the field of law.


With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at and on Twitter @ABANews.

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