FEBRUARY 2, 2010
Governor Paterson Appoints Justice Rose H. Sconiers to Fill a Court Vacancy in the Fourth Judicial Department
Governor David A. Paterson today announced the appointment of Justice Rose H. Sconiers to the Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department.
"I am proud to nominate such an accomplished and respected jurist to the Appellate Division," Governor Paterson said. "Justice Sconiers' experience and dedication on the bench will be a tremendous addition to the Appellate Division."
Justice Rose H. Sconiers has been a Supreme Court Justice, Eighth Judicial District since 1994. Previously she served as a Buffalo City Court Judge from 1988 to 1993. While serving as the assistant corporation counsel for the City of Buffalo from 1975 to 1987, she concurrently was the Executive Attorney of the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo from 1980 to 1987. She was in private practice briefly in 1975. Justice Sconiers has been active in professional organizations, including serving as President of the Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in 2003, and has been very active in supporting and leading programs for young people. In May 2009, Chief Judge Lippman designated Justice Sconiers as Chair of the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission on Minorities. Justice Sconiers received her B.A. from Long Island University in 1969, and a law degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Law in 1973.
The annual salary for Justices of the Appellate Division is $144,000. This designation is not subject to Senate confirmation.