By Staten Island Advance Editorial
With the announcement that Gov. Cuomo has appointed Supreme Court Justice Joseph Maltese to the Appellate Division, Second Department, there are now two Staten Islanders serving on the intermediate level appeals court. Supreme Court Justice William F. Mastro, a Randall Manor resident and its senior judge, was appointed to the court in 1992 by Gov. Pataki. He also served as its Acting Presiding Justice for a year until Gov. Cuomo appointed Justice Randall T. Eng, a Queens resident, to the court’s top spot in 2012.
Judge Maltese’s appointment has been widely hailed by the Staten Island legal community as was Justice Mastro’s 22 years-ago. Highly-regarded trial judges, their documented legal scholarship make them exceptionally well-qualified to hear and decide the complex legal issues often presented in an appellate forum.
on January 28, 2014 at 8:49 AM, updated January 28, 2014 at 8:52 AM
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Thanks to Jeff Alfano for forwarding this info - I will update this page soon...
KUDOS to Thomas Hall, President of the RCBA, Robert Mulhall, chairman of the RCBA Veterans Committee, and Michael J Gaffney, the Vice President of the 13th Judicial District to the NYSBA, all of whom were instrumental in getting the RCBA to partner with the NYSBA on this matter. A copy of the Press Release is HERE.
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- In an unprecedented quasi-political move, judges have been green-lighted to make campaign-like appearances this fall to pitch passage of a statewide ballot proposal that would give some members of the judiciary the ability to serve through the year in which they turn 80.
Current law permits state judges to remain on the bench through their 76th year.
As such, expect to see Supreme Court Justice John Fusco making forays to Staten Island senior citizen centers to make the case directly to seniors that they should vote "yes" on ballot proposal 6 to change the New York state constitution to "increase the maximum age until which certain state judges may serve."
By Judy L. Randall on September 29, 2013 at 7:00 AM, updated September 29, 2013 at 7:09 AM
These photos just in from Jonathan Behrins. More information as it comes in...
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- An attorney, a popular children’s book author, an artist and photographer — Grasmere resident Anne-Louise DePalo can only be described as a multi-talented Renaissance woman.
One might think that, due to the intense nature of the legal work she does, specializing in family law and divorce, Ms. DePalo’s leisure time would be reserved for relaxing and unwinding. It’s just the opposite. It turns out that the downtime she spends at home is when she is most creative
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Rod Stilwell captured his third Staten Island Amateur by beating Lou Buttermark Jr. Sunday at Richmond County Country Club.
It took Stilwell 33 holes to seal the prestigious event. Stilwell's previous Amateur win came in 2004. Prior to that, he won in 1984.
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Richmond County Bar Association inducted a new slate of officers on Thursday at the Richmond County Clerk's Office in St. George.
The new officers are: Thomas J. Hall, president; Christopher J. Fitzpatrick, president- elect; Daniel Marotta, vice president; Christopher Caputo, secretary and Allyn J. Crawford, treasurer.
The newly elected directors are: Toni Ann Barone, Kerri Bringslid, Jay Duskin, Marguerite Fiore and William F. Mastro.
The Richmond County Bar Association has been in existence since 1909 and has approximately 500 members. The purposes of the Richmond County Bar Association include: promoting reforms in the law, facilitating the administration of justice and elevating the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession
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