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Program on Pathways to Judgeship Taking Place on Staten Island

posted Jan 4, 2012, 11:55 AM by Pete Weinman   [ updated May 13, 2015, 12:57 PM by Lou Bara ]
Every other year the New York City Bar Association's Special Committee to Encourage Judicial Service sponsors a day-long program at the Association’s Manhattan location about steps interested persons might take to prepare for becoming a judge: How to Become A Judge: A Program Designed to Inform Lawyers About the Paths, Elective and Appointive, to Becoming a Judge in New York City. 

 In alternate years, the Committee sponsors the program in the boroughs, on a rotating basis. This year, the program will be held on Staten Island, at the Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place at6:30 PM on Monday, January 9, 2012. The Committee is particularly interested in reaching younger lawyers and law students, to educate them about the possibility of future careers in the judiciary.

Confirmed panelist include:  Judge Joseph J. Maltese of the Richmond County Supreme Court; Judge Orlando Marrazzo of the New York City Civil Court (Richmond County); Judge Wayne Ozzi of the New York State Court of Claims; Judge Mario Mattei of the Richmond County Criminal Court; the County Leaders, John Gulino (Democratic) and Robert Scamardella (Republican); and an Administrative Law Judge, Judge Tonya Kerry, has volunteered to be on the panel. We are also expecting Judge Karen Wolff of the Family Court.

Each panelist will speak for approximately 10 minutes and then the panelists will field questions from attendees. The panelists will speak about their paths to the bench, touching on why they wanted to become a Judge and how each sought election/appointment to the bench.

The program is sponsored by the New York City Bar Association's Special Committee to Encourage Judicial Service, the Staten Island Women’s Bar Association, and the Richmond County Bar Association.  For more information, please contact Anne Taylor at annetaylor727@gmail.com.