2015 Civil Court Independent Screening Panel Report

On September 21, 2015, an Independent Civil Court Screening Panel met and began the process of screening candidates for the nomination of the Democratic Party for the 1st Judicial District Civil Court position to be filled in the November 3, 2015 General Election. The following individuals were designated to the panel:

Shannon Chang Hanson, Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York
Delmas A. Costin Jr., National Employment Lawyers Association of New York
Jennifer M. Frankola, Brehon Law Society
Shirley Smith, Ph.D., NAACP – Mid-Manhattan Branch
Dawn Dapelo, Columbian Lawyers Association
Brian J. Kaszuba, New York Law School
Narciso Garcia, Dominican Bar Association
William Crosby LeGal
David Mou, Asian American Bar Association of New York
Jocelyn Jacobson, New York Women’s Bar Association

On October 1, 2015, the following highly-qualified candidates were approved by the Independent Judicial Screening Panel for consideration for the one (1) 1st Judicial District Civil Court vacancy:

Ta-Tanisha James, Esq.
Hon. Sabrina R. Kraus
Richard A. Tsai, Esq.

Thank you to the panel and its administrator, Joshua Brian Irwin, Esq. for their diligent work.

Curtis Arluck and Louise Dankberg
Co-Chairs, Judiciary Committee