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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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New York City Bar Association Rates General Election Candidates for Supreme Court, Surrogate’s Court, and Civil Court in New York City

New York, November 2, 2012 - The New York City Bar Association has evaluated candidates running in the November 6th general election for Supreme Court, Surrogate’s Court, and Civil Court in Bronx, Kings, New York, and Queens Counties.

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

 

Donna Marie Mills

The Judiciary Committee was unable to complete a review of this candidate

Fernando Tapia

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 H. Wilson

Approved

Surrogate’s Court

 

Nelida Malave-Gonzales

Approved

Frances M. O’Leary

Approved

Civil Court (1st District)

 

Harry Hertzberg

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

Llinet Beltre Rosado

Approved

Civil Court (2nd District)

 

Eddie McShan

Approved

Daniel Szalkiewicz

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

Supreme Court

 

Cheryl E. Chambers

Approved

William Gerard

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

Barry Kamins

Approved

Arshad Majid

The Judiciary Committee could not complete a review of this candidate

William Miller

Approved

Civil Court (Countywide)

 

Ross Brady

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

Robin S. Garson

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

Craig S. Walker

Approved

Civil Court (1st District)

 

Richard J. Montelione

Approved

Civil Court (2nd District)

 

Wavny Toussaint

Approved

Civil Court (5th District)

 

Steven Z. Mostofsky

Approved

 

New York County

Supreme Court

 

Shlomo Hagler

Approved

Manuel J. Mendez

Approved

Saliann Scarpulla

Approved

George Silver

Approved

Surrogate’s Court

 

Rita Mella

Approved

Civil Court (Countywide)

 

Melissa A. Crane

Approved

Verna Saunders

Approved

Anil C. Singh

Approved

Civil Court (2nd District)

 

Debra Rose Samuels

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 (3rd District)

 

Lisa Sokoloff

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 (6th District)

 

Arthur F. Engoron

Approved

Shawn T. Kelly

Approved

Civil Court (8th District)

 

Jeanette Rodriguez-Morick

Approved

 

Queens County

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

Lawrence V. Cullen

Approved

Charles S. Lopresto

Approved

Leslie J. Purificacion

Approved

Giovanni P. Silvagni

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 (Countywide)

 

Robert I. Caloras

Approved

Donna-Marie E. Golia

Approved

Civil Court(4th District)

 

Ulysses B. Leverett

Approved

Civil Court (5th District)

 

Larry L. Love

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.