Selecting a New Chief Judge for the NY Court of Appeals


Selecting a New Chief Judge for the NY Court of Appeals

Start 04/24/2023 - 5:30 PM
End 04/24/2023 - 8:05 PM

This is a hybrid (in-person and webinar) program. Be sure to select the correct registration option when you are registering. Webinar will begin at 6 pm. There is no at-door registration for in-person attendees. Online registration is required.



In light of the NY State Senate’s rejection of the Honorable Justice Hector LaSalle’s nomination for Chief Judge of the NY Court of Appeals and the subsequent confirmation of Judge Rowan Wilson, there is a heightened interest in the nominating process.


Our expert panel will engage in a lively discussion of the appropriate considerations for evaluating a candidate for the Chief Judge seat on the New York Court of Appeals, and whether the Court of Appeals nomination process should be reformed.


After hearing from our distinguished panelists, there will be time for a question and answer session with the audience.


Networking with Faculty: 5:30 PM – 5:55 PM (LIVE Registrants ONLY)

Program: 6:00 PM – 8:05 PM




Faculty: Matthew Bova, Center for Appellate Litigation; Professor Noah Rosenblum, New York University School of Law;  Professor Vincent Bonventre, Albany Law School; David Cohn, Bronx County District Attorney’s Office; Eileen Millett, former Counsel, NYS Office of Court Administration


Moderator: Hon. Alan D. Scheinkman (Ret.)


Program Co-sponsor: NYCLA’s Appellate Court Committee


Program Chairs: Scott Henney, Co-Chair, NYCLA’s Appellate Court Committee; Steven Benathen, Co-Chair, NYCLA’s Appellate Court Committee; Cynthia Carlson, Vice Chair, NYCLA’s Appellate Court Committee


2.5 NY Credits: 2.5 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional; 2.5 NJ Credits: 2.5 General



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Non-member $70
Non-Profit/Public Sector $35
NYCLA Appellate Committee $25
Law Students (No CLE) Free

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