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Members and Staff

Below is the current roster of Advisory Committee members and staff.

Requests for a formal written opinion should be directed to the Chief Counsel.



ACJE Faculty are former committee members who remain involved in the ACJE's annual district training programs for judges.
Hon. Robert G. Bogle
Hon. E. Michael Kavanagh (ret.)
Hon. Daniel J. Loughlin (ret.)
Hon. Shirley Troutman


Chief Counsel

Laura L. Smith, Esq., 1-866-79-JUDGE (toll-free) or 212-428-2504


Special Counsel

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli, Referee, 1-866-79-JUDGE (toll-free) or 914-824-5329
Maryrita Dobiel, Esq.
Raymond S. Hack, Esq.


Staff Counsel

Sandra H. Buchanan, Esq.
Adina C. Gilbert, Esq.
Juliana Maugeri, Esq., 845-486-2209
John Sullivan, Esq., 518-453-8650