The Federal Defenders of New York is proud to announce that Robert Baum is the recipient of this year’s “Outstanding Assistant Federal Defender Award.” Mr. Baum was selected from a pool of applicants nationwide. The award was announced in Atlanta at the annual Federal Defender Conference in June of this year.
The award recognizes Mr. Baum’s (1) many years of service to the Federal Defenders and indigent defendants; (2) his tireless and creative advocacy on behalf of his clients; and perhaps most importantly, (3) the mentoring of younger lawyers he has done with such humor and warmth for so many years. In selecting Mr. Baum, the national committee recognized outstanding work he has done throughout his career. It is hard to imagine that any single lawyer has had a greater or more meaningful impact in his or her jurisdiction on the defense of poor people.
Congratulations to Bob Baum on this well-deserved honor.