New York State Bar Association President David
P. Miranda today issued the following statement:
“We commend Governor
Andrew Cuomo for nominating Michael J. Garcia as an associate justice of the
state Court of Appeals.
“A law clerk to former
Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye, Garcia has distinguished himself as U.S. Attorney
for the Southern District of New York and, more recently, as a litigator for a
New York firm. He served as co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s
Task Force on Government Ethics.
“The State Bar
Association found him ‘well qualified’ to serve on the state’s highest
Governor Cuomo for continuing to shape our state’s highest court with superb
jurists who are reflective of the diversity of our great state, without regard
to party affiliation.”
New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association
in the nation. It was founded in 1876.
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