back to homeJudicial Campaign      Ethics Center

Voter Guide Home

Select Your County



2008 Voter Guide

Ariel E. Belen
Candidate for the
Supreme Court
Second Judicial District

  No Photo Provided

Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • On January 16, 2008, the Governor appointed Honorable Ariel E. Belen an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department. Prior to this appointment, Justice Belen served as the Administrative Judge of the State Supreme Court, Civil Term, Kings County beginning on February 23, 2007. Justice Belen was earlier appointed an Associate Justice of the Appellate Term, for the Second and Eleventh Judicial Districts. At the Appellate Term, Justice Belen heard appeals from the Criminal and Civil Courts of the City of New York. Justice Belen was previously designated a Justice of the Commercial Division of the State Supreme Court. Justice Belen attended Cornell Law School where he earned the Doctor of Law with Specialization in International Legal Affairs degree in 1981. Justice Belen is an instructor at the New York State Judicial Institute and is the co-author of a trial practice treatise with Carl Grasso and Edward Birnbaum entitled New York Trial Notebook, James Publishing (2005).
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Conservative
  • Democrat
  • Republican
Campaign Web Site
  • Brooklyn College of the City Of New York, B.A., Cum Laude, 1978
  • Cornell Law School, Juris Doctor, 1981
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1982
  • Assoc. Justice, Appellate Division 2d Dept.
Professional Experience
  • Administrative Judge Supreme Court, Kings County 2007-2008
  • Justice of the Supreme Court, Kings County 1995- 2008
  • New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel: Borough Chief, Bronx County, 1994-1995 Deputy Borough Chief, Kings County, 1993-1994 Asst. Corporation Counsel, 1990-1993
  • Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division Supervising Attorney, 1986-1990 Staff Attorney, 1981-1986

Created from information supplied by the candidate. The Judicial Campaign Ethics Center does not check statements for accuracy, and does not correct spelling or grammatical errors. The Center does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.

©2008 - All Rights Reserved.

 return to top
New York State Unified Court System Lady Justice