Invitation for Public Comment – Certification or Recertification of Retired Justices of the Supreme Court

The Administrative Board of the Courts of the New York State Unified Court System seeks comment from persons who are able to evaluate the performance of the following Justices or retired Justices of the Supreme Court who are seeking certification or recertification to continue judicial service pursuant to N.Y. Const. Art. VI § 25(b) and Judiciary Law § 115:

FIRST JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

Hon. Raymond L. Bruce
Hon. Arthur Engoron
Hon. Debra A. James
Hon. Barbara R. Kapnick
Hon. Ruth Pickholz
Hon. Mary V. Rosado
Hon. George R. Villegas

SECOND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

Hon. Cheryl E. Chambers
Hon. Linda Christopher
Hon. R. Bruce Cozzens
Hon. Desmond A. Green
Hon. Hal B. Greenwald
Hon. Victor G. Grossman
Hon. Gary F. Knobel
Hon. Joan B. Lefkowitz
Hon. Maureen T. Liccione
Hon. Leonard Livote
Hon. James A. McCarty, Jr.
Hon. Robert J. Miller
Hon. Jerome C. Murphy
Hon. Karen B. Rothenberg
Hon. Frederick D.R. Sampson
Hon. Sandra B. Sciortino
Hon. Delores J. Thomas
Hon. Carolyn E. Wade
Hon. Thomas P. Zugibe

THIRD JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

Hon. Michael R. Cuevas
Hon. James P. Gilpatric
Hon. Michael C. Lynch
Hon. Peter A. Lynch
Hon. Richard Mott

FOURTH JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

Hon. Bernadette T. Clark
Hon. James J. Piampiano
Hon. Dennis E. Ward

 

In order to assist in its evaluation, the Board seeks comment on the following qualities and abilities of these judges:

  • Legal ability, including knowledge of the law, legal experience, legal scholarship, and writing.
  •  Competence to perform the duties of the office, including organizational, management, and human relations skills; physical and mental health; and work ethic.
  • Judicial demeanor, integrity and character, and commitment to equal justice under law.

Any person wishing to offer comments relating to the performance of any of these candidates for certification or recertification may address written comments to David Nocenti, Counsel, by email to JSCcertification@nycourts.gov. Comments may also be sent by postal mail to Counsel’s Office, 25 Beaver St., 10th Fl., New York, N.Y. 10004.

ALL COMMENTS RECEIVED WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD AND OTHERWISE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE. IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED, COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 5, 2023.

 

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