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Associate Justice John W. Sweeny, Jr.

I. EDUCATION
University of Notre Dame (A.B. 1971)
Fordham University School of Law (J. D. 1974)

II. JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE
Putnam County Court Judge
Putnam Family Court Judge
Putnam Surrogate Court Judge
Acting Justice New York State Supreme Court (1987 to 1999)
Justice New York State Supreme Court Senior Resident Justice - Putnam County (2000 to 2004)

III. LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Associate- McCann, Ahern and Sommers (1974-1976)
Confidential Law Secretary - John P. Donohoe J.S.C. (1976)
Administrative Asst. District Attorney- Putnam County (1976-1977)
Confidential Law Secretary- Fred A. Dickinson J.S.C. (1977-1986)

IV. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

Former Member Board of Directors and Director of Continuing Legal Education-Putnam County Bar Association

Former Member Board of Directors - Association of Family Court Judges of State of New York

Former Member Statewide Rules and Advisory Committee to propose Family Law Legislation

Appointed by the Chief Judge of New York to the Task Force on Reducing Delay in Civil Litigation

Appointed by the Chief Judge of New York to the Jury Trial Project

Member of Ninth Judicial District Committee to Promote Gender Fairness in the Courts

Lecturer and Moderator for State-Wide Judicial Training Seminars

Former Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Putnam County Law Library

Former Chairman of the Putnam County Jury Board

Member - New York State Bar Association
- member House of Delegates
- member Committee of Supreme Court
- member Committee on Judicial Administration
- past member Committee on Justice and the Community
- past member Committee on County Court
- past member Special Committee on Grand Jury reform

Member - New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Member - Association of Trial Lawyers of America

V. COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Past President - Putnam Chapter - American Cancer Society
Past Board Member - Putnam County Arts Council
President - Putnam County Friendly Sons of St Patrick
Member BPOE Lodge 2101
Former Director - Legal Explorer Post