Judicial Screening

2017 Reports of the Screening Committee:



The Screening Committee Application has been revised and posted as of January 5, 2017. Please do not use previous versions of the application.

The Absolute Deadline for submission of Screening Committee Applications is Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Late submissions will be rejected

It is required that all persons who plan to submit an Application to the Screening Committee notify Kinga Phillips by email at kphillipps@edelmanpc.com, on or before Wednesday, February 1, 2017 of their intent to apply. The Committee reserves the right to reject any application for which no prior notice has been given.

2017 Judicial Screening Committee for the Democratic Party in and for Kings County

Category Designating Entity 2017 Designee Entity Designation Status
a] Brooklyn Bar Association Ethan Gerber, Esq. Annual
a] Brooklyn Bar Association John Lonuzzi, Esq. Annual
c] Kings County Criminal Bar Association Christopher Wright, Esq. Annual
b] Brooklyn Women's Bar Association Deborah Johnson, Esq. Annual
d] Association of the Bar of the City of New York Historically Declined Annual
e] Columbian Lawyer's Association of Brooklyn Steven Bamundo, Esq. Annual
f] Legal Aid Society of New York City Jean Callahan, Esq. 2017
g] Brooklyn Law School Professor Natalie Chin Annual
h] Metropolitan Black Bar Association Melissa E. Bonaldes, Esq. Annual
i] Puerto Rican Bar Association Betty Lugo, Esq. Annual
j] LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LEGAL) Harley D. Diamond, Esq. 2017
j] United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg, Inc. Steve Decker, Esq. 2017
j] Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn, Ltd. Nicholas Elefterakis, Esq. 2017
j] Asian American Bar Association of the City of New York
(replacing Association of the Bar of the City of New York)
Tristan Loanzon, Esq. 2017
k] New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance
Formerly: Association of Trial Lawyers of the City of New York
Andrea Hill, Esq. 2017
l] Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Kings County Democratic Party Chairman of the Committee
Martin W. Edelman, Esq.
l] Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Kings County Democratic Party Mark A. Longo, Esq. Annual
l] Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Kings County Democratic Party Lisa Schreibersdorf, Esq. Annual
m] New York State Trial Lawyers Association Helene E. Blank, Esq. Annual
n] a]60th, 42nd, and 58th Assembly Districts Alain Massena, Esq. 2017
n] b]41st, 45th, and 59th Assembly Districts Kenneth J. Montgomery, Esq. 2017
n] c]46th, 47th, and 48th Assembly Districts Steven R. Finkelstein, Esq. 2017
n] d]44th, 52nd, and 64th Assembly Districts Steven Brounstein, Esq. 2017
n] e]50th, 53rd, and 54th Assembly Districts Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Esq. 2017
n] f]49th, 51st, and 55th Assembly Districts Gregory T. Cerchione, Esq. 2017
n] g]43rd, 56th, and 57th Assembly Districts Abayomi O. Ajaiyeoba, Esq. 2017

Download the report on the Screening Panel and its composition.

Download the Screening Panel rules.

Download the 2017 questionnaire for Judge/Justice of the Civil/Supreme Court (DOC)

Kings County Democratic County Committee
16 Court Street, Suite 1016, Brooklyn, New York 11241 Telephone: (718) 875-5870