Chief Judge Makes Her Picks for Commission Examining Judicial, State Salaries in NY
Chief Judge Janet DiFiore has appointed Michael A. Cardozo and retired Second Department Appellate Division Presiding Justice Randall T. Eng to the commission that makes recommendations for the salaries of judges, legislators and elected officials every four years.
Chief Judge Janet DiFiore has appointed Michael A. Cardozo and retired Appellate Division, Second Department, Presiding Justice Randall T. Eng to the commission that makes recommendations for the salaries of judges, legislators and elected officials every four years.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has yet to name his three selections for the commission and the president of the Assembly and the speaker of the Senate have not revealed their appointments. The legislative leaders are allowed to pick one commission member each.
Michael A. Cardozo, who will chair the seven-member commission, is a litigation partner at Proskauer Rose and former New York City corporation counsel. Cardozo served as president of the New York City Bar Association and chair of both the Fund for Modern Courts and the Columbia Law School Board of Visitors.
Eng is of counsel to Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein and a member of its litigation department. Early in his legal career, Eng was an assistant district attorney in Queens County. He later served as inspector general of the New York City Correction Department.
In 1983, he became the first Asian-American judge in New York State when he was appointed to the New York City Criminal Court bench. He also served as administrative judge of Queens County’s Supreme Court-Criminal Term. He is a former president of the Association of Supreme Court Justices of the City of New York.
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