Judicial Section

  • 2014-15 Officers
    Judicial Section Officers Hon. Ellen Spodek - Presiding Member, Hon. John F. O'Donnell, Hon. Marsha L. Steinhardt, and Hon. Conrad D. Singer
  • Judicial Section Luncheon - Annual Meeting 2013
    Honoring the Bench "If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: thou shall not ration justice." Justice Learned Hand
  • About the Section

    The Judicial Section is pleased to welcome Section members and visitors. The Judicial Section is a resource offering opportunities for valuable interaction with peers. Making contacts through Judicial Section membership is not limited to the courtroom. Networking with colleagues is an important part of achieving success, enhancing the professionalism of the judiciary and striking a healthy work-life balance. Join us and lend your voice to ensure your opinions are represented. The Judicial Section committees address unique issues facing the duties, responsibilities, and welfare of the judiciary. The Section also provides a forum for representatives of the Council of Judicial Associations to address issues relating to legislation and court procedure.

    2014 Judicial Diversity Report


    Meet the Officers of the Judicial Section

    View the Council of Judicial Associations Roster

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  • Section Benefits

    A combination of valuable benefits - exclusive for New York State Bar Association Judicial Section members - keep you up-to-date on the growing number of issues and concerns that face the judicial system and the legal profession.

    EXCLUSIVE! FREE ONLINE CLE

    As an exclusive benefit for each and every member of the Judicial Section, NYSBA's CLE Department offers THREE FREE ONLINE CLE programs on an annual basis. Chosing from NYSBA CLE's online video and audio catalog makes your programs of choice instantly accessible to you, from the comfort of your chambers or home computer.  All online course materials are provided in digital form:  www.nysba.org/cle and or www.nysba.org/pubs.

    EXCLUSIVE! Access to CasePrepPlus and Other Informative Resources

    The Judicial Section's area of the NYSBA website offers you many convenient and useful resources.  Here you will find links to:  The Code of Judicial Conduct; judicial ethics opinions; judicial section biographies; and FREE access to CasePrepPlus's entire library of advance sheets and research services, PLUS as an added benefit, you can access their archives - a grand total $160 annual value.

    The CasePrepPlus benefit is FREE and exclusively for members of NYSBA's Judicial Section. With it you receive listserve messages that provide access to the most recent advance sheets from CasePrepPlus.  CasePrepPlus.com is an online advance sheet and research service highlighting and summarizing the most recent and significant New York appellate cases (with links to the full opinions) and reminders about recent legislation and uniform rule changes.

    Rewarding Opportunities for Professional Growth

    We offer you excellent ways to enhance your knowledge and expertise by participating in Section activities, such as the Judicial Section luncheon held each year in conjunction with NYSBA's Annual Meeting. The luncheon consists of a program featuring a prominent member of either the New York State government, the judiciary, or another speaker of interest to the judiciary on a current topic. Section members are invited to attend this program at discounted rates.

    The Judicial Section also provides forums for representatives of the Council of Judicial Associations to address issues relating to legislation and court procedure. These forums take place five times per year. The activities provide your representatives with valuable ways to network with other judges from across the state, work with those colleagues who share your interests, and share information on effective advocacy techniques and efficient case management.



  • Judicial Dispatch
    Judicial_Dispatch_Spring_14.pdf