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  • Hon. Lawrence K. Marks Named First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge

    NEW YORK –Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti today designated Hon. Lawrence K. Marks to serve as First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge, the second-highest ranking administrative position within the New York State Judiciary. The appointment was made in consultation with the Presiding Justices of the Appellate Division and with the approval of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.

    In this new assignment, Judge Marks will work closely with and assist Chief Administrative Judge Prudenti in all aspects of the management and operation of the Unified Court System. In carrying out that role, he will be devoting particular attention to working with the Deputy Chief Administrative Judges and the local Administrative Judges in developing case management and other strategies aimed at more efficiently moving cases and eliminating backlogs in this time of formidable caseloads and diminished resources.

    The position of First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge was last held by Hon. Ann Pfau, who vacated the post in 2007 upon her appointment as Chief Administrative Judge. Judge Marks will continue to fulfill his role as Administrative Director of the Office of Court Administration in addition to his new duties as First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge.

    “Over the course of an outstanding court career that spans two decades, Judge Marks has contributed to New York’s Judiciary in immeasurable ways, providing invaluable administrative leadership, playing a key role in the implementation of numerous reforms that have enhanced the court system’s efficiency and accessibility, and proving himself a resourceful court administrator in these tough fiscal times,” said Judge Prudenti, announcing the appointment. “For the past three years, he has done a remarkable job balancing the dual roles of court administrator and sitting jurist, presiding over civil and criminal matters in Supreme Court while also maintaining the critical post of Administrative Director of the Office of Court Administration, a position charged with the day-to-day management of an office that provides vital support to the state’s courts. His superb managerial skills and legal acumen, combined with his deep understanding of the workings of the courts, make Judge Marks ideally suited for this important position. I am grateful that he has agreed to take on the additional challenges of this difficult assignment, without additional compensation-- particularly with regard to addressing case backlogs -- and look forward to working closely with him in this new role.”

    Judge Lippman stated, “I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Judge Marks for many years and know firsthand his many talents, tireless work ethic and outstanding character. He is an accomplished judge and administrator who during his distinguished career has taken on progressively greater challenges, helping implement many court system initiatives. New York’s Judiciary will continue to benefit from his abilities, vast experience and intimate knowledge of the complexities of the court system as he assumes this important post. I am delighted with this appointment and am confident that Judge Marks will be as successful in this new role as in every other assignment he has undertaken.”

    Judge Marks has served as OCA’s Administrative Director since 2004. In 2009, he was appointed by Governor David Paterson to the Court of Claims, and was also designated an Acting Supreme Court Justice. Judge Marks joined the Unified Court System in 1991 as OCA’s Criminal Justice Counsel. From 1998 to 2003, he served as Special Counsel to the Chief Administrative Judge. Prior to his employment with the court system, Judge Marks was a senior supervising attorney with the Legal Aid Society in New York City, in private practice and a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Thomas C. Platt.

    Judge Marks is the editor and co-author of New York Pretrial Criminal Procedure (volume 7 of West’s New York Practice Series), and the author of numerous government reports and several law review articles. He has also been an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice graduate program. He earned his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany and his law degree from Cornell Law School.

    His appointment is effectively immediately.

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    • Never tried a case.

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      • good luck to all hopefuls.............we need more officers!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        • Originally posted by redstormgsr View Post
          good luck to all hopefuls.............we need more officers!!!!!!!!!!!!

          That's the word in the Courts. Any hiring news on your end?

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          • all speculation...............nothing concrete......fingers are still crossed.

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            • Hello everybody<

              I am a NYC SSA looking on some information on when the next court officer test is going to come out. I really interested in this move cause court officer looks like a good fit for me rather then PD. any information would be gratly appreciated.

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              • Originally posted by raulpm2 View Post
                Hello everybody<

                I am a NYC SSA looking on some information on when the next court officer test is going to come out. I really interested in this move cause court officer looks like a good fit for me rather then PD. any information would be gratly appreciated.
                Possibly in October & December 2013.

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                • Cops: Fight Spills Out To Courthouse Parking Lot, Hyundai Used As A Weapon


                  CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Chaos and commotion broke out just steps from Family Court in Central Islip on Tuesday. The incident was described by some witnesses as a soap opera gone wild.

                  A child custody battle spilled out into the courthouse parking lot where it quickly got out of control. A woman got hit by a car not once, but three times, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported.

                  Assault and reckless endangerment charges were lodged against the Suffolk County couple that allegedly took turns behind the wheel, police told CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan.

                  “She was driving the car. She hit her first. Then they switched seats and ran over her again twice,” witness Tamatha Jackson said.

                  Witnesses describe blood curdling screams coming from the pavement, where 23-year-old Saadia Taylor laid under the wheels of a white Hyundai. Then, shockingly, witnesses said the car backed up and inched forward repeatedly, running her down.

                  “There is a lot of blood on the hood of the car. It was the one that hit her and they arrested him,” witness Richard Curcio said.

                  “They locked both of them up and the victim got taken away in an ambulance,” witness Taaj Jackson added.

                  It began as a tragic custody fight over a 6-month-old baby boy, police said. The mom, identified as 22-year-old Arielle Hardy, and her ex, identified as Anthony Andrews of Bay Shore, were involved in a bitter break up. He was dating another woman and brought her to the hearing. Emotions spilled over from the courtroom to the court parking lot, police said.

                  “It’s an ugly situation. Everybody suffers, especially the kids,” witness Ed Iacona said.

                  A brawl broke out between the two sides, police said, with the mom of the baby roughed up. Her friend, Taylor, stepped into the fray and tried to stop the Hyundai from leaving — with her body.

                  That’s when Andrews and his new girlfriend, Rene Berry, took turns behind the wheel, inching forward and knocking down the victim that had blocked their getaway, police said.

                  Witnesses boxed in the car and screamed for court officers.

                  “This is a place of lives with children and parents and termination of parental rights and abuse and neglect and who should pay for whom. Oh, emotions run very high,” matrimonial attorney Evie Zarkadas said.

                  “This is the place where we don’t watch reality shows; we live them every day,” another person added.

                  The 23-year-old friend of the mom was treated for numerous bumps bruises and scrapes. She and the baby’s mother were inside the 3rd Precinct Tuesday night giving statements to police.

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                  • When is oca going to realize that there is a reason for court officers. I wonder how many incedents it's going to take for them to prioritize public safety. I hate to say this but I would almost venture to say if that was a judge or someone "important" that there would be an academy within the next couple of months. The court are becoming more and more dangerous. I'm sure there are officers on this forum that will back me up

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                    • I was in contact with the court the otherday and the kind lady told me that there are a ton of openings downstate and it's possible that when they start hiring they will focus on that area but you never know with the courts. As for the people who are waiting for upstate district, like me, we still have a long wait but that is not concrete. Stay positive

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                      • Originally posted by CorbsUSN View Post
                        I was in contact with the court the otherday and the kind lady told me that there are a ton of openings downstate and it's possible that when they start hiring they will focus on that area but you never know with the courts. As for the people who are waiting for upstate district, like me, we still have a long wait but that is not concrete. Stay positive

                        Hey Corbs,

                        I believe the woman you spoke with is right. According to the OCA's website:

                        Candidates from the 2009 Court Officer-Trainee Exam # 45-758 were last canvassed for New York City (All Boroughs), Suffolk and the 9th Judicial District, through the score of 91.7. This canvass took place in October 2010.

                        We have not started canvassing candidates for judicial districts 3 through 8. At this time, we cannot anticipate when the next canvass will take place.
                        Last edited by Cravan; 04-18-2012, 02:13 AM.

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                        • I changed my preference to all of ny state. I'l will be out of the country for the next year and when I get back I hope that there will have been at least 2 academies so I will be canvassed. When I get back I hope all that had academy cancelled will be otj.

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                          • We just all have to be patient and positive.

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                            • OCA has minimal regard for public safety and always will. Their only objective is to keep dispositions flowing. If a judge got run over the hacks would step on the body on the way to apply to fill the spot. Only when the ability to operate the courts is affected will OCA take note of public safety. The good news is that that point may be approaching.

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                              • LOL-I remember one time when a judge passed away the night before-by 10:30 am the next morning 3 judges were already inquiring about taking over the newly departed's chambers QUOTE=Dinosaur32;3037484]OCA has minimal regard for public safety and always will. Their only objective is to keep dispositions flowing. If a judge got run over the hacks would step on the body on the way to apply to fill the spot. Only when the ability to operate the courts is affected will OCA take note of public safety. The good news is that that point may be approaching.[/QUOTE]
                                RETIRED 9-16-10

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