Written by Betsy Abraham Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00
Westbury Village Justice and Garden City attorney Thomas Liotti might be adding another title to his resume: that of President-Elect of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). He recently announced his candidacy for the position, saying he believes he can bring an energy into the bar association that can promote meaningful changes, such as more pro bono legal services.
Liotti says he decided to run for President-Elect of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) because he’s an activist and reformer.
“I want to promote the profession by bringing it closer to the people,” Liotti said. “The law, is and should be, a public service business. I want to get things done in way of public service that will benefit both the public and legal profession.”
Liotti has been president of three bar associations, and is the former chair of the NYSBA’s Criminal Justice Section, and Former Chair of the NYSBA Anti-Terrorism Task Force.
President-elect is a stepping stone to becoming president of the bar association. Liotti says that the president-elect helps to improve the image of the legal profession by creating programs that help people in need.
“Many people can’t afford and don’t have lawyers in civil cases. We need to reach out to people in desperate need of help and find ways to do that,” he said.