The Governor established Judicial Screening Committees to evaluate the qualifications of candidates for appointment or designation to judicial office throughout New York State, and to recommend to the Governor those persons who are highly qualified to hold judicial office.
The New York State Judicial Screening Committees continuously accepts applications for the following positions:
Additional Justices of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First, Second, Third, and Fourth Departments
Applicants must be elected New York State Supreme Court Justices and reside in New York State.
Judge of the New York State Court of Claims
Applicants must reside in New York State, be admitted to practice law in New York for at least ten years, and be attorneys in good standing.
Interim Supreme Court Justice – for sitting non-Supreme Court judges reaching the age of 70 this calendar year
Sitting judges who will reach the age of 70 in the coming calendar year and wish to continue to serve may seek an Interim Supreme Court Justice appointment by the Governor, with the consent of the New York State Senate to become eligible for Certification by the Administrative Board of the Courts. Applicants should submit the requisite paperwork by March 1st of the calendar year they reach the age of 70.
The New York State Judicial Screening Committee is actively seeking applications for the position of Presiding Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department.
Applicants must be elected New York State Supreme Court Justices and reside in the First Department.
The application deadline is Monday, March 27, 2023.
Interested candidates should submit an original and one copy of the completed questionnaire with supplemental materials to:
NYS Judicial Screening Committees
State Capitol, Room 210
Albany, New York 12224
The questionnaire may be downloaded below.
For more information, please contact the New York State Judicial Screening Committees at (518) 474-8343 or email: [email protected].
First Department Committee Members
Second Department Committee Members
Third Department Committee Members
Fourth Department Committee Members
Albany, New York 12224
For an application, please download and complete the PDF document below.