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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

New York, October 26, 2011 - The New York City Bar Association today released its evaluation of candidates running in the November 8th general election for District Attorney, Supreme Court and Civil Court in New York City. The evaluations were conducted by the Association’s Committee on the Judiciary.

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 office for which they are being considered.

Bronx County

District Attorney

 

Robert T. Johnson

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

Kings County

Supreme Court

 

Rachel A. Adams

Approved

Paul M. Atanasio

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

Betsy Barros

Approved

Johnny L. Baynes

Approved

David Friedman

Approved

Lawrence S. Knipel

Approved

Carl J. Landicino

Approved

Renata Landskind

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 (Countywide)

 

Joseph M. Elhilow

Approved

Sharen D. Hudson

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

Peter P. Sweeney

Approved

New York County

Supreme Court

 

Ellen F. Gesmer

Approved

Deborah A. Kaplan

Approved

Joan A. Madden

Approved

Analisa Torres

Approved

Laura Visitación-Lewis

Approved

Civil Court (Countywide)

 

Erika M. Edwards

Approved

Saliann Scarpulla

Approved

Civil Court (3 rd District)

 

Anthony Cannataro

Approved

Paul A. Goetz

Approved

Civil Court (4 th District)

 

Alexander M. Tisch

Approved

Civil Court (5 th District)

 

W. Franc Perry, III

Approved

Civil Court (6 th District)

 

Harold A. Adler

Approved

Civil Court (7 th District)

 

Raymond L. Bruce

Approved

Civil Court (9 th District)

 

Barbara Jaffe

Approved

 

Queens County

District Attorney

 

Richard A. Brown

Approved

Supreme Court

 

Robert V. 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

Kate D. Christoforatos

Approved

Timothy J. Dufficy

Approved

Milton H. Flórez

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

Rudolph E. Greco, Jr.

Approved

Pam B. Jackman Brown

Approved

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

Ira H. Margulis

Approved

Gabriel Tapalaga

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

Janice A. Taylor

Approved

Allan B. Weiss

Approved

 

Richmond County

District Attorney

 

Daniel M. Donovan, Jr.

Approved

Michael J. Ryan

Approved

Supreme Court

 

Joseph J. Maltese

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), since its founding in 1870, 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.