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Joan Posner
Candidate for the
Dutchess Family Court

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • My experience makes me well suited to be Family Court Judge. For the past 20 years I have been the Principal Court Attorney for the retiring Senior Family Court Judge, Damian J. Amodeo. In that capacity I have played some part in the 40,000 cases that came before the Court and drafted over 1,000 decisions. In addition to my duties as Court Attorney, I serve on many committees which address issues involving families and children including: Legislative Advisory Committee on Domestic Violence; Advisory Committee for the Supervised Visitation Program; Universal Response to Domestic Violence Steering Committee; Family Court Advisory Council; and the Planning Committee for the Integrated Domestic Violence Court. I am the principal author of the Dutchess County Domestic Violence Bench Manual, which has become a model statewide. I have received many awards for my work in the community. The Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission rated me “Qualified” and the Mid-Hudson Women’s Bar Association and the Dutchess County Bar Association rated me “Well Qualified”, the highest rating from each of these organizations. I am married and the mother of two grown children.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Democrat
  • Independence
  • Working Families
Campaign Web Site  
  • Cornell Univeristy, BS, 1970
  • New York University School of Law, JD, 1975
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1976
  • Principal Court Attorney, Dutchess County Family Court
Professional Experience
  • Consulting Attorney-Battered Women's Services
  • Arbitrator
  • Legal Services

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