CENTRAL NEW YORK
WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATION
Releases Judicial Candidate Ratings for Onondaga Supreme Court and Syracuse City for
the Fifth Judicial District
(Syracuse, New York – September 20, 2018) The Judicial Screening Committee of the Central New York Women’s Bar Association (“CNYWBA”) has completed its evaluation of judicial candidates for Onondaga County Supreme Court and Syracuse City Court for the Fifth Judicial District races. The final rating of the judicial candidates were approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
The CNYWBA’s Judicial Screening Committee, co-chaired by Michelle Rudderow, Esq. and Suzanne Galbato, Esq., is comprised of members of the CNYWBA with diverse experience and practice areas. The Committee conducted interviews and did extensive reviews of the qualifications of candidates who chose to participate in the screening process. The rating process considers each candidate’s judicial temperament, legal ability and experience, analytical skills, impartiality and freedom from bias and prejudice, industriousness, diligence and promptness, and general reputation, character, fitness, and attitude towards women’s issues. There are four (4) possible ratings, which are based upon a numerical score that each candidate received as a result of the Committee’s review: (from highest to lowest) Commended, Qualified, Not Qualified, and Not Rated.
The Commended rating is available to those candidates who have shown an outstanding sensitivity to issues of gender neutrality. The “commended” rating is not an endorsement of any candidate and may be given to more than on candidate for any given office.
These results are as follows:
Onondaga County Supreme
Hon. Karen Brandt Commended
Scott DelConte, Esq. Commended
Hon. Donald A. Greenwood Commended
Hon. Theodore Limpert Commended
Hon. James P. Murphy Commended
Gerard Neri, Esq. Qualified
Syracuse City Court
Ann Magnarelli, Esq. Commended
Shadia Tadros, Esq. Commended
Felicia Pitts-Davis, Esq. Not Rated
The purposes of the Central New York Women’s Bar Association are to promote justice for all, regardless of sex, in all phases of the study, practice and application of law, to ascertain and advance the social, economic and legal status of women through law, to expand opportunities for women for advancement in the field of law, and to raise the level of competence and integrity in the legal profession.