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Wanted: Housing Court judges.

Wanted: Housing Court judges

David Rosenberg, the chairperson of the Advisory Council for the Housing Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York, announced that the Advisory Council had begun the process of soliciting applications of Housing Court Judge positions which may become available during 1992. At this time it is not known how many will be available during 1992.

In order to encourage interest in applying, and to provide sufficient time for a full review of the applications prior to Jan. 1992, applications will be accepted through Oct. 18, 1991. The present salary for Housing Court Judges is $79,000 per year.

Housing Court Judges, who are appointed for a five-year term, are required to have been admitted to the Ear of the State of New York for at least five years, two of which must have been in active practice. In addition, they must be qualified by training, interest, experience and judicial temperament and knowledge of federal, state, and local housing laws and programs.

Under the direction of Civil Court Administrative Judge, Jacqueline W. Silbermann, the 35 Housing Court Judges preside over non-jury trials and other dispositions in the Housing Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York. The proceedings relate to housing conditions and disputes between landlords and tenants, including defaults in the payment of rent and defaults by either party in other obligations under a lease, as well as the enforcement of all applicable state and local laws, rules, and regulations applicable to housing accommodations in the City of New York. They include proceedings commenced by landlords, tenants, or government agencies charged with the responsibility of maintaining housing conditions.

Rosenberg said persons interested in applying to become Housing Court Judges should obtain a questionnaire by either writing or appearing in person at the Office of Administrative Judge Jacqueline W. Silbermann, Civil Court of the City of New York, Room 1240, 111 Centre Street, New York, New York 10013. Since Oct. 18, 1991, has been established as the cutoff date for the complete and submit the questionnaire as soon as possible.
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Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Date:Sep 11, 1991
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