Hon. Jeffrey D. Lebowitz Appointed to Chair the Second Department Judicial Screening Committee
Date: July 5th, 2016
Location:Garden City, New York
Judge Jeffrey D. Lebowitz, special counsel in Jaspan Schlesinger LLP's Matrimonial and Family Law and Litigation Practice Groups, was recently appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to Chair the Second Department Judicial Screening Committee. As a member of the Committee, Judge Lebowitz will assist in evaluating the qualifications of candidates for appointments or designations to judicial office in New York State. This includes certification of judges who reach age 70 and wish to extend their time in office, interim appointments to vacate judicial offices, appointments to the Appellate Division, as well as a position on the statewide panel that recommends appointments to the Court of Claims. Based on a variety of considerations and thorough inquiries, the Committee will recommend to the Governor only those candidates who are highly qualified for judicial office.