State of New York
Phone (518) 285-8571
Timothy P. O'Keefe, Esq.
Third Judicial District
Fourth Judicial District
Sixth Judicial District
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Independent Judicial Election Qualifications Commissions
Pursuant to Part 150 of the Rules of the Chief Administrator of the Courts, Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commissions ("IJEQC") have been established in each of the judicial districts of New York State. The IJEQCs are a statewide network of independent screening panels for judicial candidates. Each IJEQC is charged with the responsibility of reviewing the qualifications of candidates, within its respective judicial district, who submit a questionnaire and are seeking election to the following New York State Courts: Supreme, County, Surrogate’s, Family, New York City Civil, District and City. Each commission has 15 members, comprised of both lawyers and non-lawyers, named by the Chief Judge, the Presiding Justices of the Appellate Divisions, the New York State Bar Association, and local bar associations.
Candidates seeking to be evaluated by the IJEQC in the Third, Fourth and Sixth Judicial Districts, must submit an original and 15 copies of the completed candidate’s Questionnaire and attachments to Timothy P. O'Keefe, Director, Third Department Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commissions, P.O. Box 7288, Capitol Station, Albany, New York 12224. Candidates seeking election to judicial offices in the Third, Fourth or Sixth Judicial District should submit completed Questionnaires by May 1, 2013.
For more information regarding IJEQCs in the Third, Fourth and Sixth Judicial Districts, please refer to the tabs located above. For more information regarding IJEQCs located throughout New York State, please go to: http://www.ny-ijeqc.org/.