Thursday, September 09, 2010


ALBANY, NY (08/11/2010)(readMedia)-- The Intellectual Property Law Section Fellowship, administered by The New York Bar Foundation, has been renamed to honor distinguished attorney and section leader, Miriam "Mimi" Maccoby Netter. The program goals for the 'Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship, created and funded by the Intellectual Property Law Section' are to increase the representation of lawyers in intellectual property law (IPL) and to provide students with an opportunity to experience IPL practice.

The New York State Bar Association's IPL Section Chair, Paul Matthew Fakler (Arent Fox LLP, New York), said, "The Intellectual Property Law Section owes a great debt to Mimi Netter for her singular and extraordinary contributions that have helped to advance the Section's success and growth. She has been an inspirational leader in the area of Intellectual Property Law and the Section's executive committee voted unanimously to recognize her accomplishments by renaming this Fellowship in her honor."

Netter's continuing overriding interests in law have been influenced by her dedication to education for all, keeping current with emerging areas of the law, and mentoring of attorneys. She has placed an emphasis on women because of their difficulty in gaining access to many areas of legal practice. She became an early member of the New York State Bar Association's IPL section in order to share her early knowledge of IPL and to learn from others in similar situations.

"Mimi Netter is an exceptional lawyer who has worked tirelessly to strengthen the position and standing of the Intellectual Property Law Section within the legal profession," said M. Catherine Richardson (Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC, Syracuse), President of The New York Bar Foundation. "Her dedication to the law has only been enhanced by the many hours she has devoted to public service and the Greater Capital Region community. The Foundation is pleased to join the Intellectual Property Law Section to acknowledge her with this honor."

More including background and other honors here.


erika said...

A good life. A good death. A good son left behind. She will rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mark,

I'm on a plane to Vancouver this morning, catching up on various accumulated reading, and in the most recent "State Bar News" I see an article about the passing of Miriam Netter of Delmar, who I realize has to be related to you. And so later on I check and see it was your mom. Please accept my sympathies. I hope things are going OK. She had quite a legal career.

-- Bubba (Bob Schwinger)

Anonymous said...

Dear Mark, We are dedicating our production of The Sisters Rosensweig in honor of Mimi and all she did for Capital Rep. I am hoping you can email me a photo to use in the playbill tribute. I have written to Beth at your mom's address, but haven't heard anything. We are trying to pick a date for a toast/small reception prior to a performance. Please email me if you can help. Warmest & best, Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill