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Hon. Jeffrey Lebowitz Appointed to the Character and Fitness Committee
Date: September 8th, 2017
Location: Garden City, New York

Jaspan Schlesinger LLP announced today that Hon. Jeffrey D. Lebowitz, special counsel in the Firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law and Litigation Practice Groups, has been appointed by the Appellate Division, Second Department, for a four-year term as a member of the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Second, Tenth, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Judicial Districts.

Under New York law, prior to admitting eligible candidates to the bar of the State of New York, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court must be satisfied that the candidate “possesses the character and general fitness requisite for an attorney and counsellor-at-law.” Judiciary Law § 90[1].  As part of the review process, the Department’s Committee members must investigate the character and fitness of each applicant within the Committee’s said judicial districts and certify whether the applicant possesses the necessary qualities for admission to practice in the State.

Judge Lebowitz is a retired Justice of the New York Supreme Court and has served more than 20 years on the bench in numerous levels of the New York State Judicial system.  “The character and integrity of the bar is of utmost importance to me. Being appointed to the Committee by Justice Randall T. Eng is therefore a great honor,” said Judge Lebowitz.

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