2019 Supreme Court Independent Screening Panel

The New York County Democratic Committee has announced the formation of an Independent Screening Panel to report on the qualifications of candidates seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party for two (2) vacancies on the New York State Supreme Court to be elected in the November 2019 general election. The heads of numerous bar associations, community organizations and law schools have been invited to nominate members of the panel, which will be directed to report a total of no more than the six (6) most highly qualified candidates for the two vacancies.

Candidates for the Court may obtain applications from Ms. Shirley Kornreich, the panel administrator for the New York County Democratic Committee, via email at manhattandems@gmail.com. The deadline for submitting completed applications is June 10, 2019, 12 P.M. Questions concerning this year’s panel should be directed to Ms. Kornreich via email.

The panel designees and their designating organizations are as follows:
Armenian Bar Association, Irina Hovhannisyan
Asian American Bar Association of New York, Tristan Loanzon
Asian Americans for Equality, Timothy Wong
Brehon Law Society, Charles Martin
Columbia Law School, Colleen Shanahan
Columbian Lawyers Association, Rosanne Elena Felicello
Defense Association of New York, John McDonough
Dominican Bar Association, Shantel Castro
Hellenic Lawyers Association, Chrisanthy Zapantis
Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc., Steven Perelman
Jewish Lawyers Guild, Shoshana Bookson
Legal Services Staff Association, Catherine Frizell
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL), Jaime Leggett
Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Anton Robinson
Mid-Manhattan Branch of the NAACP, Deborah Yates
Muslim Bar Association of New York City, Yasmin Dwedar
New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Marc Dittenhoefer
New York Women’s Bar Association, Dawn Cardi
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, Marc Valinoti
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, Helene Blank

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