Tri-County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee For the New York State Court of Appeals Vacancy

The Tri-County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee, which is comprised of selected members from the Bar Association of Erie County, Monroe County Bar Association, and the Onondaga County Bar Association, has sent a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul with the Committee’s ratings for seven nominees under consideration for Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. The vacancy was created due to the resignation of the Hon. Janet DiFiore

The committee conducted personal interviews with each candidate. Together with an evaluation of each candidate’s background, written submissions, judicial temperament, legal ability and experience, legal writing, character and fitness, work ethic and impartiality, the Committee rated the nominees as follows:

Hon. Anthony Cannataro – Highly Qualified

Professor Abbe Gluck – Qualified

Hon. Hector LaSalle – Highly Qualified

Hon. Jeffrey Oing – Highly Qualified

Dean Alicia Ouellette – Qualified

Hon. Edwina Richardson-Mendelson – Qualified

Corey L. Stoughton, Esq. – Qualified