2014 New York City Civil Court Independent Screening Panel Report

On January 27th, 2014, the New York County Democratic Committee announced the formation of an Independent Screening Panel to report on candidates for the nomination of the Democratic Party for one (1) vacancy on the New York City Civil Court, 1st Judicial District (New York County), which will be filled in the November general election. The chief operating officer of numerous bar associations, community organizations and law schools designated the following members to the panel, which will be directed to report a total of no more than the three (3) most highly qualified candidates for the one (1) vacancy:

  • Andrea Kahn, Esq., New York Women’s Bar Association
  • Assistant Dean Victoria Eastus, New York Law School
  • Dawn Kelly, National Lawyers Guild
  • Eve Cho Guillergan, Esq., KALAGNY
  • Jonathan S. Damashek, Esq., New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Joseph French, Brehon Law Society
  • Lakeisha Spence, Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • Laura Russell, New York City Bar Association
  • Luwick Francois, Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • Matthew Fernandez, Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • Mitchell Wong, Konigsberg Asian Americans for Equality
  • Nicole Arrindell, MFY Legal Services
  • Professor Degna Levister, The City University of New York School of Law
  • Steven Interrante, Esq., Columbian Lawyers Association
  • Susan Puder, Sanctuary for Families
  • William Wang, Asian American Bar Association of New York