New York State Bar Association President
David P. Miranda today issued the following statement:
“We commend the
state Senate for voting to confirm Janet DiFiore as chief judge of the State of
breadth of experience, intellect and collegiality will serve her well as she
leads the Court of Appeals. As both a judge and a prosecutor, she has
demonstrated her commitment to justice and fairness in the courtroom.
recognizes that achieving justice in the courtroom may require innovative
approaches, such as when she created a Multi-disciplinary Team for Elder Abuse in Westchester County. Or it may require changes in state law. She has
actively served on commissions calling for wrongful conviction reform, raising
the age of criminal responsibility and other justice measures.
“We applaud Governor
Cuomo for nominating her and other superb jurists to our state’s highest
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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