December 1, 2015: Statement on the Nomination of Janet DiFiore as Chief Judge of the State of New York

New York State Bar Association President David P. Miranda today issued the following statement:

“We commend Governor Andrew Cuomo for nominating Janet DiFiore as chief judge of the State of New York. She brings to the court valuable insight and experience as a former district attorney, state Supreme Court justice and Westchester County judge. 

“She also has served on numerous commissions to advance the fair administration of justice, including former Chief Judge Kaye’s Commission on the Future of Criminal Indigent Services, and as co-chair of Chief Judge Lippman’s Task Force on Wrongful Conviction.

“We commend Governor Cuomo for continuing to shape our state’s highest court with superb jurists who are reflective of the diversity of our great state. “

The 74,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in 1876.

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Contact: Lise Bang-Jensen
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lbang-jensen@nysba.org
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