Don Chirlin awarded prestigious Liberty Bell Award

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NORWICH – This past Monday, May 16, at 1:30 p.m. The Chenango County Bar Association invited the community to attend its annual Law Day 2016 celebration at the Chenango County Courthouse.

The Honorable Elizabeth A. Garry, of the Supreme Court Appellate Division; The Honorable Frank B. Revoir Jr., Chenango County Court Judge; and The Honorable W. Howard Sullivan, retired Chenango County Court Judge, hosted the event.



Notably 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. The 2016 Law Day theme – Miranda: More than Words – to which The Honorable Elizabeth A. Garry shared some remarks on, sharing the story of Ernesto Arturo Miranda and his story which led to the 1966 Supreme Court Case.

Don Chirlin was awarded the Liberty Bell Award for 2016, “I don't think you could pick a better person than Don for this award,” said retired Norwich City School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Cleveland.

Chirlin accepted this award and joins the prestigious group of award winners as a longtime member of the Norwich community, a retired educator, former teacher with the Norwich City School District. In addition, Chirlin served as a teacher at the Norwich City School District from 1967 to 1991, an adjunct professor with Syracuse University and SUNY Morrisville. Chirlin was even nominated as Teacher of the Year in 1979 and spent


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