Attorney made fraternity chairman
Published: Friday, September 7, 2012
Updated: Friday, September 7, 2012 12:09
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International (P.A.D.) elected New York attorney and P.A.D. member Ronald J. Winter as a chairman of the P.A.D. board, at its recent 59th biennial convention, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
As of August 4, Winter, elected to the position of International Justice, serving a two-year term.
Describing Winter as being both friendly and personable, Cory Freeman (P.A.D.’s communications and alumni relations) hails Winter as a “great influence throughout P.A.D.’s history.”
Winter, former vice Justice for P.A.D., attended his first P.A.D. convention in 1978. Since his first year of law school, Winter has been a member of P.A.D.s Carlos C. Alden Chapter. Attending every convention since, Winter has served two terms on the International Tribunal created at the 9th P.A.D convention and eight terms on the International Executive Board.
“The support he provides is,” Freeman said “in part, what will lead P.A.D. into a great biennium.”
A Confidential Law Clerk for an upstate New York Supreme Court Justice, Winter graduated from the University at Buffalo Law School in 1981. As a chairman, Winter’s goals, as well as the goals of the administration, include enhancement of the fraternity website, clerkship opportunities for its members, helping students take advantage of their membership , and identifying and obtaining a new headquarters facility.
According to an August 2012 press release, Winter believes the fraternity is all about “enhancing [students’] marketable skills and increasing the network of contacts within our profession.”
According to Winter, the P.A.D board “welcome[s] the challenges that lie ahead.”
Winter believes he and the board are “poised to do some great things for the fraternity and the profession over the next two years.”
“His continued dedication to the fraternity and our mission,” Freeman said, “will continue over the next two years, and I truly look forward to the progress his leadership will result in.”
According to the P.A.D. website, P.A.D. is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community. P.A.D, established in 1902, is the largest professional law fraternity in the world and second largest legal organization in the U.S., following the American Bar Association
P.A.D. was the first law fraternity to establish a pre-law program to assist undergraduate students interested in the law.
P.A.D was also the first law fraternity to open membership to all genders, races, creeds and national origins.