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Hon. Debra Silber
Candidate for the
NYC Civil Court
(Kings County)

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • Debra Silber was elected to the NYC Civil Court in 1997. She is currently presiding in the Integrated Domestic Violence Court, where she hears Criminal Court, Family Court and divorce cases. From 2004 - 2007 she presided over a custody and visitation part in the Kings County Family Court. From 1999 - 2004 she sat in Kings County Civil Court, handling all types of trials, including personal injury and landlord and tenant cases. In 1998 she sat in Manhattan Criminal Court. Before her election, Judge Silber was in private law practice, and served on many boards and commissions. From 1992 to 1996 she was a (part-time) Commissioner on the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board, hearing complaints of Police misconduct. She served on her local community planning board, on the board of her synagogue, and has been active in community affairs her entire life. A native of Brooklyn, New York, she lives in Boerum Hill Brooklyn.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Democrat
Campaign Web Site
  • University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1982
  • New York University, B.S., 1975
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1983
  • California 1984
  • Judge, New York City Civil Court
Professional Experience
  • Solo Practitioner, New York, New York 1983 - 1997
  • Law Clerk, Office of the City Attorney, City and County of San Francisco (1980 - 1982 - during law school)
  • Special Assistant to the NYC Council President 1978 - 1979
  • Campaign to Elect Carol Bellamy NYC Council President 1977

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