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Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich
Candidate for the
Supreme Court
First Judicial District
(New York)

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • I currently sit as a Supreme Court Justice in New York County, Civil Court, assigned to an Individual Assignment Part and Complex Litigation. My docket includes all of the Celebrex/Bextra and Bausch & Lomb ReNu cases filed in New York State, which I coordinate with Federal Court Judges. I have been found qualified by the following groups: Independent Judicial Election Qualifications Commission for the First Judicial District; 2001, 2002 and 2008 Democratic Screening Panels for Supreme Court, New York County; 1993, 1994 and 2004 Democratic Screening Panels for Civil Court, New York County; 2008 Governor’s Screening Committee for the First Department; Citizens’ Union in 1994; Association of the Bar of the City of New York in 1994, 2002 and 2004; New York Women’s Bar Association in 1994 and 2004; Lesbian and Gay Law Association in 2004; and Mayor’s Committee on the Judiciary for Criminal Court under Mayor Dinkins. I believe doing justice – providing litigants with a forum in which they can be heard, listening to them in a fair, respectful and impartial manner and rendering a thoughtful decision or implementing a settlement – is the most important public service I perform.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Democrat
Campaign Web Site
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1975
  • New York University, University College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1972
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1976
  • Justice Supreme Court, New York County
Professional Experience
  • Supreme Court Justice by Designation, New York County, Civil Term, 1/1/02-5/08
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, 1/1/95-12/31/01
  • Court Attorney to a Supreme Court Justice, Criminal Term, Bronx County, 11/88-12/31/94
  • The Legal Aid Society, Trial Attorney Criminal Defense Division, 10/86-10/88; Appellate Attorney Criminal Appeals Bureau, New York City 3/79-9/86; Nassau County, 3/77-2/79

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