Judicial Screening

TOP Judicial Screening

By Executive Order No. 15, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo 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.

Interested candidates should submit an original and fourteen copies of the completed questionaire with supplemental materials to:

James Finke
NYS Judicial Screening Committees
State Capitol, Room 239
Albany, New York 12224

The questionaire may be downloaded below.

For more information, please contact the New York State Judicial Screening Committees at (518) 474-1289 or email: james.finke@exec.ny.gov.

New York State Judicial Screening Committees
State Capitol
Room 239
Albany, New York 12224
(518) 474-1289

For an application, please download and complete the PDF document below.