Maureen Liccione Appointed to Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission
, a partner in the premier full-service law firm Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, has recently been appointed as a member of the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Tenth Judicial District by the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. The Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commissions (IJEQCs) comprise a statewide network of independent screening panels for judicial candidates.
Ms. Liccione is among 14 members and one chairperson serving in the Tenth Judicial District, which covers Long Island. According to the IJEQC, each commission is responsible for reviewing the qualifications of judicial candidates seeking public election to the NYS Supreme, County, Surrogate’s, Family, NYC Civil, District, or City courts.
"A trusted partner and law practitioner, Maureen has a stellar reputation and now will lend her abilities and expertise to the enhancement of the judicial selection process,” said Managing Partner Steven R. Schlesinger. "On behalf of the firm, I commend her on this esteemed appointment.”
Ms. Liccione practices in the firm’s Municipal
Practice Groups in which she serves as special counsel to municipalities throughout Long Island, guiding them through complex approval processes. She represents private clients in land use, environmental, and litigation matters and has argued landmark cases in New York Appellate Courts, including the Court of Appeals. She was designated an AV-rated attorney by the Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers peer review program.
Prior to Jaspan Schlesinger, Ms. Liccione spent 20 years as a partner in a Suffolk County firm. Earlier in her career, she worked for several years as an aide in the New York State Legislature, and as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York.
Ms. Liccione is a former director of the Suffolk County Bar Association and of the Suffolk Academy of Law. She is a former chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association Municipal Law Committee and is a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations.
She has been honored by the Long Island Business News and selected as a member of LI’s 50 Most Influential Women Hall of Fame. Ms. Liccione is a member of the Class of 2007 Energeia Partnership, the Regional Stewardship Academy for Long Island leaders. She was elected for seven consecutive terms as chair of the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Summit Council, an award-winning, nationally-acclaimed association of civic, education, and business leaders.
Ms. Liccione graduated magna cum laude from Siena College in 1975 and St. John’s University School of Law in 1981. She was admitted to practice before the New York State Courts and the Southern and Eastern District New York Federal Courts in 1982 and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006.