Panel seeks comments on reappointment of US Magistrate Judge Thérèse Wiley Dancks

Important note: the deadline for comments to be received is September 15.

The current term of United States Magistrate Judge Thérèse Wiley Dancks is due to expire on February 9, 2020.  The District Court has established a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of Judge Dancks to a new eight-year term.  The committee is soliciting comments from members of the bar and the public as to whether Judge Dancks should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court. 

Judge Dancks has been an active and involved member of our organization for over 25 years, has served as its president and is a current member of our long-term planning committee.  She is also active with the statewide organization (WBASNY), most recently assisting the Equal Opportunity in the Profession/ERA/Civil Rights Committee in planning and securing a speaker for WBASNY’s celebration of the 100thAnniversary of Women’s Suffrage this November.  She furthers our mission on a daily basis – “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.”  We would encourage any of our members who have had personal experience either litigating with or against her or who have appeared before her in her role as Magistrate Judge to provide comments to the committee about your interactions.

Comments should be directed to the Committee Chair, in care of John M. Domurad, Clerk of the Court, U.S. District Court, 100 S. Clinton Street, P.O. Box 7367, Syracuse, New York  13261-7367.  Comments must be received by September 15, 2019.