Justice Doris Ling-Cohan, a member of AABANY’s first Board elected in 1991, has been appointed to the Appellate Term of the First Department. This court hears appeals from New York’s Civil and Criminal Courts.
Justice Ling-Cohan is the first APA woman to serve on an appellate panel in New York state. In 2002, she became the first APA woman elected to New York State Supreme Court. In 2005, she authored the groundbreaking decision in Hernandez v Robles, becoming the first New York state trial judge to rule in favor of same sex marriage.
Please join AABANY in congratulating Justice Doris Ling-Cohan on this major milestone in her judicial career.
NYLJ: Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary
Theo Cheng, Co-Chair of AABANY’s Judiciary Committee, shares this link from the December 12 New York Law Journal which describes the work of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee in helping to screen highly qualified candidates for New York’s family, criminal and civil courts. This article should be of interest to anyone seeking to learn more about New York’s judicial system and the role of the Mayor and his committee in selecting candidates to the bench.
NYLJ: Bloomberg Appointments to Civil and Family Court
Judiciary Committee Co-Chair Theo Cheng shares a link from the Dec. 12 New York Law Journal on the legacy Mayor Bloomberg is building through his judicial appointments. The article should be of interest to anyone wishing to learn more about New York’s judicial system and the role played by the Mayor and his committee in the selection process.
Obama Judicial Appointments Infographic
Seen on Twitter from @jesseclee44, great infographic about Obama’s successes and obstacles encountered in making appointments to the bench. While Obama has made great strides in increasing diversity on the bench, including doubling the number of APAs on the bench, he has faced lengthy confirmation delays – 151 days for circuit judges, 103 days for district court. Take a look and share your comments.