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New York City Bar Association Rates Primary Election Candidates for Civil Court in New York City


Eric Friedman
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New York City Bar Association Rates Primary Election Candidates for Civil Court in New York City

New York, September 4, 2015 – The New York City Bar Association has evaluated the candidates running in the September 10th Democratic Party primary elections for Civil Court in Kings and New York Counties. The review was conducted by the Association’s Committee on the Judiciary.

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

Kings County

Civil Court, 6th District

Hon. Michael Gerstein – Approved
Isiris Isela Isaac – Approved

New York County

Civil Court, 8th District

Ta-Tanisha James – Approved

Lisa S. Headley – Approved

Correction to press release of September 3, 2015: In Kings County, Civil Court, 7th District, as Carolyn Walker-Diallo’s opponent has dropped out of the race, there will be no primary in her district, making her the Democratic candidate in the general election. She has therefore been removed from the list of candidates evaluated by the City Bar for the primary.

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

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The New York City Bar Association (, 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.