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Hon. William Miller

Judge William Miller is the Supervising Judge for The Criminal Court of The City of New York for Kings (Brooklyn), and Richmond (Staten Island) Counties. Judge Miller was first appointed to the Criminal Court Bench in February of 1983 by New York City Mayor Edward I Koch. He was later reappointed in December of 1992 by New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins, and again in December 2002 by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

A native of Brooklyn, Judge Miller is a product of the N.Y.C. public school system. He received his college degree from City College of New York, and his law degree from Boston University School of Law. He worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County for 14 years, becoming Chief Assistant District Attorney in 1980. As Chief Assistant District Attorney, he was responsible for the day to day operation of the office, managing approximately 330 attorneys, and 300 support personnel.

William Miller is currently the Supervising Judge, responsible for the day to day operations of the Brooklyn Criminal Court, the Red Hook Community Court, the Staten Island Criminal Court, and the Kings County Summons Operation at 346 Broadway in Manhattan. Each year approximately 130,000 matters come before the courts under his supervision. In spite of his other responsibilities, Judge Miller still presides on a daily basis over a busy calendar part.

A substantial part of Judge Miller’s time is spent meeting with attorneys, with representatives of the major legal institutions involved with the Court, and with officials of the New York City Police Department. In addition, Judge Miller has served on a number of court appointed committees (Oversight Committee for Indigent Defense Organizations for The Second Department). He is the former chairperson of the 18-B Advisory Counsel for The Second Department, (1/94 -12/04). This committee establishes eligibility rules, training programs, disciplinary procedures and yearly review procedures for all court appointed attorneys in the Second Department. Further, Judge Miller has been a regular participant in bar association functions as a speaker and/or panelist. As Supervising Judge, he also regularly meets with representatives of the numerous community service programs, and treatment service providers that the Court engages to provide services, and treatment for defendants, and for crime victims.

Judge William Miller

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