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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

  

Contact:
Eric Friedman
(212) 382-6754
efriedman@nycbar.org

 

New York City Bar Rates General Election Candidates For
District Attorney, Supreme Court, and Civil Court in New York City

New York, October 27, 2009 - The New York City Bar has evaluated candidates running in the November 3rd general elections for District Attorney, Supreme Court, and Civil Court in all five counties in New York City.

In examining candidates for the judiciary, the Committee on the Judiciary of the Association seeks to determine whether the candidate possesses the requisite qualifications for judicial office, such as integrity, impartiality, intellectual ability, knowledge of the law, industriousness, and judicial demeanor and temperament.

The Committee advances two ratings: Approved and Not Approved. Candidates rated Approved have affirmatively demonstrated qualifications necessary for the performance of the duties of the court for which they are being considered.

 Bronx County 

Supreme Court

 

Sharon A.M. Aarons

Not approved by reason of the candidate’s failure to affirmatively demonstrate that she possesses the requisite qualifications for the court for which she is a candidate

Lorraine Corsa

Not approved by reason of the candidate’s failure to affirmatively demonstrate that she possesses the requisite qualifications for the court for which she is a candidate

Lucindo Suarez

Approved

Kenneth Thompson, Jr.

Approved

John H. Wilson

Approved

Civil Court (Countywide)

 

Ruben Franco

Approved

Stanley Green

Approved

Marcos A. Pagan III

Not approved by reason of the candidate’s failure to affirmatively demonstrate that he possesses the requisite qualifications for the court for which he is a candidate

Charles F. Taibi

Not approved by reason of the candidate’s failure to affirmatively demonstrate that he possesses the requisite qualifications for the court for which he is a candidate

 Kings County 

District Attorney

 

Charles J. Hynes

Approved

Civil Court (Countywide)

 

Reginald A. Boddie

Approved

Vincent F. Martusciello

Not approved by reason of the candidate’s failure to affirmatively demonstrate that he possesses the requisite qualifications for the court for which he is a candidate

Civil Court (3 rd District)

 

Pamela L. Fisher

Not approved by reason of the candidate’s failure to affirmatively demonstrate that she possesses the requisite qualifications for the court for which she is a candidate

Civil Court (5 th District)

 

Rachel Amy Adams

Approved

Philip J. Smallman

Approved

New York County

District Attorney

 

Richard M. Aborn

Approved

Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Approved

Supreme Court

 

Lucy Billings

Approved

Sherilyn Dandridge

Not approved by reason of the candidate’s failure to affirmatively demonstrate that she possesses the requisite qualifications for the court for which she is a candidate

Civil Court (3 rd District)

 

Cynthia S. Kern

Approved

Lynn R. Kotler

Approved

Civil Court (6 th District)

 

Analisa Torres

Approved

Civil Court (9 th District)

 

James d’Auguste

Approved

Jennifer G. Schecter

Approved

Queens County

Supreme Court

 

Robert Beltrani

Not approved by reason of the candidate’s failure to affirmatively demonstrate that he possesses the requisite qualifications for the court for which he is a candidate

John F. Casey

Not approved by reason of the candidate’s failure to affirmatively demonstrate that he possesses the requisite qualifications for the court for which he is a candidate

Joseph F. Kasper

Not approved by reason of the candidate’s failure to affirmatively demonstrate that he possesses the requisite qualifications for the court for which he is a candidate

Daniel Lewis

Approved

Diccia T. Pineda-Kirwan

Not approved by reason of the candidate’s failure to affirmatively demonstrate that she possesses the requisite qualifications for the court for which she is a candidate

Thomas D. Raffaele

Approved

Civil Court (Countywide)

 

Richard G. Latin

Approved

Jodi Orlow Mackoff

Approved

 Richmond County

Supreme Court

 

Philip Minardo

Approved

Civil Court (1 st District)

 

Orlando Marrazzo, Jr.

Approved

Note: To ensure the thoroughness and integrity of the ratings process, the City Bar cannot comment beyond what is provided in this release.


About the Association
The New York City Bar Association (www.nycbar.org) was founded in 1870, and since then has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.

 

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