New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division
The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division is the intermediate appellate court in New York. It is the appellate arm of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. The appellate division is comprised of four departments.
The judges of the Court are referred to as "justices." They serve 14-year terms from and including the January 1st following their election and may serve until reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70.
Luis Gonzalez is the First Department Presiding Justice.
William Mastro is the acting Presiding Justice for the Second Department.
Karen Peters is the Presiding Justice for the Third Department.
Henry Scudder is the Presiding Justice for the Fourth Department.
- John Buckley
- Anthony Cardona
- Joseph Covello
- Jerome Gorski
- Samuel Green
- James McGuire
- Howard Miller
- Eugene Nardelli
- Elizabeth Pine
- Gail Prudenti
- Fred Santucci
Michael Cardozo, the top legal adviser to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said in a speech in December 2009 that while the state's trial judges are overworked and underpaid, they are also responsible for delays in decisions. Cardozo said that the "entire culture must be changed" to "improve judicial accountability and, with it, judicial performance." In response, 18 of 20 justices of the First Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court published a letter in the New York Law Journal sharply dissenting from the tenor of Cardozo's remarks, saying that the remarks were “insulting,” “imperious” and “misguided”. Luis Gonzalez said, “We felt compelled to speak on behalf of the trial judges. Sometimes they may feel a lot more constrained, maybe even handcuffed, in response to criticism.
- Wall Street Journal Blog, "Gov. Cuomo Set To Shape New York’s Bench," November 9, 2011
- readmedia.com "Former Judge George Marlow Receives Franklin P. Gavin Award " 06/27/2011
- Website of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division
- Justices of the First Department