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Presiding Justice Alan Scheinkman honored by NYS Bar Association

January 24, 2019 By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Hon. Alan Scheinkman, the presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, was honored by the Judicial Section and the Council on Judicial Assignments of the New York State Bar Association during its annual meeting in Manhattan last week.

Hon. Cheryl E. Chambers introduced Hon. Scheinkman at the event, which also featured former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and Dean Matthew Diller of the Fordham University School of Law. The other honorees included Hon. Raymond J. Lohier and Hon. Elizabeth A. Garry, presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Third Department.

Justice Scheinkman was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the presiding judge of the Appellate Division, Second Department on Jan. 1, 2018.

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Prior to joining the Appellate Division, from June 2009 until December 2017 Justice Scheinkman served as the administrative judge of the Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District and was the presiding justice of the Commercial Division, Westchester County. He also served as associate justice of the Appellate Term, 9th and 10th Judicial Districts.

Justice Scheinkman is the co-chair of the Judicial Task Force on the State Constitution formed by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, a member of the NYS Bar Association Committee on State Constitution, a member of the Bar’s House of Delegates and its Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction, and he serves on the Chief Judge’s Advisory Council for the Commercial Division.

Justice Scheinkman graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1975, and he clerked for Hon. Matthew J. Jasen, associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals, from 1975 to 1977.

An author, Justice Scheinkman wrote the NYS Bar Association handbooks on practice in the New York Court of Appeals and Appellate Divisions along with the late Prof. David D. Siegel. Scheinkman also authored a two-volume treatise on New York domestic relations law and is the practice commentator for McKinney’s Domestic Relations Law.

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