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Date: June 2, 2009

Hon. Ann Pfau
Chief Administrative Judge

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Hon. Alan D. Scheinkman Appointed Administrative Judge of Ninth Judicial District

NEW YORK – Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau today announced the appointment of Hon. Alan D. Scheinkman as Administrative Judge of the Ninth Judicial District. The appointment was made with the approval of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman after consultation with Presiding Justice A. Gail Prudenti of the Appellate Division, Second Department. Judge Scheinkman replaces Hon. Francis Nicolai, who has been appointed Presiding Justice of the Appellate Term of the Supreme Court for the Ninth and Tenth Judicial Districts.

Judge Pfau said, “Over the last thirty years, Judge Scheinkman has served the legal community in nearly every capacity – as a law clerk to a Court of Appeals judge, an attorney in the public and private sectors, a professor of law and a jurist. He has gained an impeccable reputation for his insight, integrity and hard work. Judge Scheinkman’s keen knowledge of the court system and the legal profession, coupled with his outstanding work as a Justice of the Supreme Court and an Associate Justice of the Appellate Term of the Ninth and Tenth Judicial Districts, make him ideally equipped for the challenges of this critical position. I am pleased that he has accepted this appointment and look forward to working with him in his new role. I also want to express my thanks to Judge Nicolai for his many contributions to the court system over nearly three decades, his leadership of the courts of the Ninth District for the last ten years, and his continued service to the State Judiciary in his new position.”  

Hon. Alan D. Scheinkman began his judicial tenure in 2007, when he was elected to the Supreme Court in Westchester County. The same year, he was appointed an Associate Justice of the Appellate Term of the Ninth and Tenth Judicial Districts. A graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, Judge Scheinkman was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1976, the United States Supreme Court in 1990 and the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, in 1992; he is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York. He began his career as a law clerk to Court of Appeals Senior Associate Judge Hon. Matthew J. Jasen and subsequently served as a partner in the firm Scheinkman, Fredman & Kosan; Associate Professor of Law at St. John’s University; Westchester County Attorney; and Associate Minority Counsel of the New York State Senate. He is a member of the Association of Supreme Court Justices Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions and the Judicial Hearing Officer Selection Committee for the Ninth Judicial District, and is a former Vice President of the New York State County Attorneys Association.

With his appointment as Administrative Judge of the Ninth Judicial District, Judge Scheinkman will be stepping down from his position as Associate Justice of the Appellate Term of the Ninth and Tenth Judicial Districts. The appointment is effective immediately.

 

 

 

 

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