Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Judge

Thursday, October 22 | 1:00 to 5:30pm | MCLE 1.0 Ethics + 2.5 Professional Practice + 1.0 Skills
Presented with support from the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission
CNY Philanthropy Center Ballroom | 431 East Fayette St. | Syracuse NY 13202
Sign in begins at 12:30 | Reception Immediately Following sponsored by the Onondaga County Bar Foundation

Topics and Schedule:
12:30 1:00 p.m. | Registration
1:15 | Welcome & Introductions

Hon. James C. Tormey, III, District Administrative Judge, 5th Judicial District
Hon. Rose H. Sconiers, Chair, Franklin H. Williams Judicial Comm., and Associate Justice Appellate Division 4th Department (ret.)
Hon. Vanessa E. Bogan, Syracuse City Court
Hon. Langston C. McKinney , Syracuse City Court (ret.)

1:15 – 2:30 | Election Law Overview and Related Ethical Requirements 

Hon. Mary Anne Doherty, Syracuse City Court – MODERATOR
Christina F. DeJoseph, Esq.
John J. Postel, Esq., Deputy Administrator, NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct
Anthony J. Gigliotti, Esq., Principal Counsel, Attorney Grievance Committee, 5th Judicial District

2:45 3:20 | Securing a Nomination in Supreme Court

Hon. Brian F. DeJoseph, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, 4th Department – MODERATOR
Hon. Charles Major , NYS Supreme Court (ret.)
Hon. Bernadette T. Clark, NYS Supreme Court (Oneida Co.)

3:20 4:00 | Making the Ballot in Town, City, County and Family Courts                                        

Hon. Julie A. Cecile, Onondaga Family Court – MODERATOR
Dustin M. Czarny, Dem. Commissioner, Onondaga County Board of Elections
Helen Kiggins Walsh, Rep. Commissioner, Onondaga County Board of Elections
Hon. James E. Hughes, Esq., Justice, Village of Fayetteville (NY)
Hon.Vanessa E. Bogan, Syracuse City Court

4:15 – 4:30 | Evaluation Processes and Judicial Screening

Lisa DiPoala Haber – Moderator
Linda Campbell, Esq.
Martin Lynn, Esq.
Jean Marie Westlake, Esq.

4:30 5:30 | Appointment Processes              

Hon.Thérèse Wiley Dancks,  U.S. Magistrate Judge, NYND – MODERATOR
Hon.Rosemary S. Pooler, U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
Hon.Diane L. Fitzpatrick, NYS Court of Claims
Hon.Melissa Davis, Administrative Law Judge, NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

5:30 5:45 Wrap-Up                        

5:45 – 7:30 RECEPTION

Total of 4.5 MCLE Credits Under NYS rules this CLE has been APPROVED for both Newly admitted & experienced attorneys | CLE Fee Waiver Policy 

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