Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Judge

Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Judge

 

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.            

Albany Law School
80 New Scotland Ave, Albany

 

 

Co-chairs:

Hon. Rose H. Sconiers, Appellate Division, Fourth Department and Chair, Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission

Hon. Karen K. Peters, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department


 


 

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Agenda:

 

1:30 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks

 
 
Penelope (Penny) Andrews, President & Dean, Albany Law School

1:40 p.m.
Introduction

 
Justice Rose H. Sconiers, Appellate Division, Fourth Department and Chair, Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission

Justice Karen K. Peters, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department

 

1:50 p.m.
Election Law Overview & Related Ethical Requirements

 
Moderator: Justice Karen K. Peters, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department

Cathleen S. Cenci, Deputy Administrator, New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct

Matthew Clyne, Esq., Democratic Commissioner, Albany County Board of Elections

James E. Long, Esq., Law Office of James E. Long Esq.

Brian R. Haak, Election Law Attorney and Town of Colonie Councilman

2:40 p.m.
Q&A Regarding Evaluation Processes


Moderator: April M. Dalbec, President, Capital District Women's Bar Association

Christopher Massaroni, Esq., Albany County Bar Association

Timothy P. O'Keefe, Director New York State Judicial Election Qualification Commission, Third Department

3:20 p.m.
Securing a Nomination in Supreme Court

 

Moderator: Hon. Doris M. Gonzalez, Acting Supreme Court Justice, Supreme Court Bronx County

Hon. Karen K. Peters, Presiding Justice, Third Department

Hon. Leslie E. Stein, Appellate Division, Third Department

Paul Caputo, Albany County Independence Party Chair

Richard Jacobson, Esq., Chair of Albany County Democratic Comittee's Law Committee
 

4:00 p.m.
Making the Ballot in City, County, Family Court

 

Moderator: Hon. Peter Crummey, President, Albany County Bar Association

Hon. Rachel L. Kretser, Albany City Court Judge

Hon. Debra J. Young, Rensselaer County Court Judge

Hon. Susan M. Kushner, Albany County Family Court Judge

Hon. William A. Carter, Albany City Court Judge

 

5:00 p.m.
Appointment Process for New York State Court of Claims/Federal Court

Moderator: William T. Little, President, Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association

John A. Regan, Assistant Counsel, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Hon. Michael H. Melkonian, New York State Court of Claims Judge

Jessica M. Cherry, New York State Senate


A reception in the East Foyer will follow the program.



 

The event is presented by:

 
Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission

Albany County Bar Association

Albany Law School

Capital District Women’s Bar Association

New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Capital District Black & Hispanic Bar Association

Center for Women in Government & Civil Society

Judicial Section of the New York State Bar Association

National Association of Women Judges, New York Chapter

New York State Hispanic Judges Association

Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee


$50 Registration Fee; CLE credits are available

 

1.5 for professional practice and .5 for ethics.

 

Albany Law School’s Institute of Legal Studies has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York.

The courses in this series have been accredited as a source of Continuing Legal Education credits for all attorneys in the State of New York. For financial hardship guidelines, please call the Institute of Legal Studies at 518-472-5888.​