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I have had the great honor of serving the citizens of the Town of Colonie as Town Justice for over 18 years. I currently serve as the Court’s Senior Town Justice and Court Administrator. The Court is often asked to determine guilt, innocence, capacity, credibility, responsibility and obligation.
Along with adjudicating matters and settling disputes, in 2010, I initiated, together with the Clerk of the Court, an annual State of the Town of Colonie Justice Court Report which details the challenges facing the Court and includes our recommendations for meeting those challenges. The Report keeps the citizens informed of Court functions and the ever escalating requirements imposed on the Town's Judiciary.
The Colonie Town Justice Court is one of the busiest Courts in the State of New York, handling approximately 25,000 cases per year.
I continue to expand community knowledge of our legal and Court systems by guest lecturing in our local schools, hosting school groups in the Courthouse, presiding over mock trials for the benefit of our junior high school students and interviewing more than 60 judges and attorneys as Host for our Town of Colonie Library "Benchmark" television program.
The Colonie Town Justice Court is one of the busiest Courts in the State of New York handling approximately 25,000 cases per year. The Court caseload involves criminal, civil and vehicle and traffic matters. Our criminal caseload, in 2016 alone, placed the Court as the 21st busiest Criminal Court in the State of New York involving fingerprintable offenses.
The Town of Colonie is situated at the crossroads of the Capital Region and enjoys a population of approximately 82,000 residents. The Town, with its large retail and business presence, is often referred to as "the downtown of the Capital Region."
I am pleased and fortunate to serve my home Town of Colonie as Town Justice.