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How to Become a Judge
Saturday, December 6, 2008 9 am- 3:30 pm

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Join over 50 federal and state judges to learn about the paths to becoming a federal or state judge in New York City. In addition, this year’s program will include a panel concerning New York City’s administrative tribunals, many of which hire attorneys to serve as part-time administrative law judges.

9 am – Registration & Coffee

9:30 am – Opening Remarks:
Judge, Civil Court, New York County

Chief Judge, New York State Court of Appeals

10:30 am – Supreme and Civil Court Panels

Noon – Lunch

1:00 pm
Judicial Campaign Ethics (CLE Credit Provided)

1:50 pm
Judicial Screening Committees for Appointed Judges

2:15 pm
Concurrent Panels: Housing, Family/Criminal, Federal, New York City Administrative Tribunals
Additional participants include:
  • Hon. Judith J. Gische, Supreme Court Justice, New York County
  • Hon. Kiyo A. Matsumoto, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of New York
  • Hon. Marina C. Mundy, Housing Court Judge, Richmond County
  • Hon. Robert Reed, Civil Court Judge, New York County
  • Hon. Carol Sherman, Family Court Judge, Queens County
  • Hon. Michael R. Sonberg, Criminal Court Judge, Bronx County
  • Hon. Ellen Spodek, Supervising Judge, Civil Court, Kings County
  • Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge, Eastern District of New York
  • Hon. Philip S. Straniere, Supervising Judge, Civil Court, Richmond County
  • Hon. Herman (Denny) Farrell II, Democratic Leader, New York County
  • Roy Carlin, Breslow & Walker LLP
  • Zachary W. Carter, Chair, Mayor’s Committee on the Judiciary
  • Carey R. Dunne, Chair, New York City Bar Judiciary Committee
  • Arthur Greig, Law Chairman, New York County Democratic Committee
  • Laura J. Smith, Executive Director, Judicial Campaign Ethics Center
Sponsored by:
Special Committee to Encourage Judicial Service, Chair, Hon. Peter H. Moulton

The fee, which includes lunch, is $35 for members and $40 for non-members.