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NYSBA President calls Judge Marks the ‘ultimate public servant’

November 18, 2022 Rob Abruzzese
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Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks is set to step down from his leadership role in the state court system at the end of the month, and the NYS Bar Association president had nothing but great things to say following the announcement.

“Judge Marks has been the ultimate public servant for more than 30 years, culminating in his elevation to chief administrative judge in 2015,” said Sherry Levin Wallach in a statement. “The leaders of the New York State Bar Association have had the privilege of working with Judge Marks on many issues during his tenure. His knowledge and thoughtfulness provided a strong basis for our productive working relationship.”

Justice Marks’ role will be filled by Judge Tamiko Amaker, who will become the first Black woman to serve in the role of Chief Administrative Judge for New York State.

This marks a major overhaul for the court system as Chief Judge Janet DiFiore had previously retired three months ago. A spokesperson for the Office of Court Administration said that Chief Administrative Judge Marks’ retirement came after 31 years in the court system, and 7-and-a-half years as the chief administrative judge.

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