On the evening of February 15, 2022, the Independent Judicial Screening Panel for Civil & Surrogate Court reported the following candidates as most highly qualified:
Civil Court Incumbent
Judge Lisa Sokoloff
L. Austin D’Souza
E. Deronn Bowen
On behalf of the Manhattan Democratic Party, County Leader Keith L.T. Wright and Judiciary Co-Chairs Curtis Arluck and Louise Dankberg, we sincerely thank the panel and its administrator for their diligent work–and we congratulate the candidates.