New York State Bar Association President David P. Miranda today urged
the state Senate to confirm Janet DiFiore as chief judge of the State of New
“Ms. DiFiore has had a long and distinguished career as a public
servant,” Miranda testified today at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary
Committee in Albany. He cited her career as Westchester County district
attorney and as a state Supreme Court justice.
“Based upon her experience, we conclude that Ms. DiFiore is an
excellent choice for Chief Judge,” he said. “Accordingly, on behalf of the New
York State Bar Association, I am pleased to endorse Ms. DiFiore’s appointment
as Chief Judge and urge the confirmation of her appointment.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee reported out her nomination to the
Senate, which must confirm her nomination by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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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