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Associate Justice Leland G. DeGrasse

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE

Designated Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department by Governor David A. Paterson, April 2008

Elected Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, First Judicial District, 1988
Reelected in 2002.

Elected Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York, 1985

ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE

New York State Bar, Second Judicial Department (1973)

United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1973)

EDUCATION

Howard University School of Law, J. D., cum laude, 1972

St. John’s University, B. A., 1967

Honors and Activities:

Howard Law Journal, Lead Articles Editor

OTHER LEGAL EXPERIENCE

New York State Supreme Court, New York County, Law Secretary to Hon. Clifford A. Scott, 1980-85

Harlem Legal Services, Staff Attorney, 1977-80

Private Practice, 1975-77

Bronx County District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney, 1972-75

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Supreme Court Justices Association of the State of New York, President, 2002

Supreme Court Justices Association of the City of New York, President, 2003