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Karen A. Riley
Candidate for the
Rockland Family Court

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • I started my legal career in 1996 the Rockland County District Attorney's Office. There, I handled mainly Special Victims prosecution, including sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and bias crimes. During my tenure in the DA's Office, I tried many cases and presented hundreds of cases to the Grand Jury. In 2006, I left the DA's office and was appointed by the Governor to an interim term on the County Court, where I presided over serious felony cases. I currently wear three hats. In 2007, I became the Executive Director/Chief Attorney of the Children's Rights Society in Goshen and Newburgh New York. This is a legal services agency for children who have cases in the Family Court. My agency handles almost 4,000 cases per year of child abuse and neglect, custody and visitation, juvenile delinquency, guardianship and PINS. I personally appear in Family Court almost every day. In 2010, I was appointed as an Acting Village Justice in the Village of Hillburn, where I preside over local cases and traffic cases. I also conduct trials in this capacity. I am also married and a mother to two young daughters. I respectfully ask that you vote for me on November 8th.
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  • Qualified
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Working Families
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  • Cornell University, B.S., 1985
  • Pace Law School, J.D., 1996
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1996
  • Children's Rights Society. Chief Attorney. 3/2007 to present
Professional Experience
  • Village of Hillburn. Acting Village Justice. 2/2010 to present
  • Rockland County District Attorney's Office. 1996-2006

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