The Honorable Michael F.
Dillon Law Guardian Award was presented to local attorney
Martin C. Collins by Presiding Justice Henry J. Scudder on
Tuesday, June 19, 2007.
Mr. Collins was designated to receive the award by the
Departmental Advisory Committee to the Law Guardian Program,
which annually selects two law guardians from each of the
Fifth, Seventh and Eighth Districts to receive this honor.
The award signifies vigorous advocacy on behalf of children.
The award is named for the late Presiding Justice Michael F.
Dillon, who spearheaded the development of the highest
quality of representation for children in the Fourth
Department and who initiated mandatory training for law
guardians in New York State.