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Appellate Division - Second Department
Justices of the Court
Associate Justice Linda Christopher
 
Judicial Offices

Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, Appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, May, 2017 to present.

Justice, Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District; November 2010 - May 2017

Supervising Judge, Matrimonial Part, Ninth Judicial District, January 2014 - May 2017.

Judge, Family Court, Rockland County, 2005 - 2010.

Acting Supreme Court Justice, 2006 - 2010.

Integrated Domestic Violence Court Judge, October 2006 - 2010.

Village Justice, Village of Grandview, 2003 - 2005.

Acting Village Justice, Village of Upper Nyack, 2003 - 2005.

Other
Professional Experience

Trial Counsel, Law Offices of Linda Christopher, P.C., 1996 - 2004.

Partner, Christopher & Draine, Esqs., 1992 - 1996.

Trial Counsel, Law Offices of Linda Christopher, P.C., 1986 - 1992.

Law Clerk and Associate, Jerome Trachtenberg, Esq., Nyack, NY 1981 - 1986

Village Attorney, Village of Nyack - 1987 - 1994

Law Clerk, Hon. Orrelle R. Weeks, Family Court, Denver, CO, 1980

Admission
to the Bar

New York State - Appellate Division, Second Department,1982

United States Supreme Court, 1988

Education

J.D., Antioch School of Law, 1980

B.A., University of Colorado, Honors Program, 1976.

Publications &
Leading Cases

B. W. v. R. F., 53 Misc3d 366 (Sup. Ct., Westchester Cty., 2016).

L. E. A. v. C. P. A., 51 Misc3d 489 (Sup. Ct., Westchester Cty., 2015).

M. C. v. D. C., 52 Misc3d 1222(A) (Sup. Ct., Westchester Cty., 2016).

D. E. v. P. A., 52 Misc3d 1220(A) (Sup. Ct., Westchester Cty., 2016).

G. D. v. D. D., 52 Misc3d 1220(A) (Sup. Ct., Westchester Cty., 2016).

K. K. v. P. K. M., 52 Misc3d 1220(A) (Sup. Ct., Westchester Cty., 2016).

E. R. S. v. B. C. S., 51 Misc3d 1210(A) (Sup. Ct., Westchester Cty., 2016).

G. D. v. D. D., 50 Misc3d 1223(A) (Sup. Ct., Westchester Cty., 2016).

K. K. v. P. M., 50 Misc3d 1225(A) (Sup. Ct., Westchester Cty., 2015).

S. H. v. E. S., 52 Misc3d 1219(A) (Sup. Ct., Westchester Cty., 2014).

William I. v. Kathleen K., 50 Misc3d 1224(A) (Sup. Ct., Westchester Cty., 2013).

Continental Casualty Company v. Naegele Incorporated Bakery Systems , 55 Misc3d 1204(A) (Sup. Ct., Westchester Cty., 2017).

Santaiti v. Town of Ramapo, Inc., 54 Misc3d 1222(A) (Sup. Ct., Rockland Cty. 2017).

State Farm Fire and Casualty Company v. Watts Water Technologies, Inc., 53 Misc3d 1213(A) (Sup Ct., Rockland Cty., 2017).

E. G. v. D. G., 63 Misc3d 1201(A) (Sup. Ct., Westchester Cty. 2014).

D. B. v. M. B., 39 Misc3d 1205(A) (Sup. Ct., Westchester Cty., 2013).

W. A. v. D. A., 34 Misc3d 552 (Sup Ct., Westchester Cty. 2011).

Professional &
Civic Activities

Lecturer, Summer Seminars, NYS Judicial Institute - “Credibility Issues in Custody Cases” - June 20, 2017

Lecturer, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - “A View From and Presentation to the Bench: Hague and International Law Issues and Assessing Flight Risk” - April 29, 2017

Lecturer, Westchester Women’s Bar, Matrimonial Committee - “Whatever Happened to PRICHEP?: Counsel Fees in Matrimonial Actions and in Family Court” - March 22, 2017

Lecturer, New Judges Seminar, NYS Judicial Institute - “Equitable Distribution and Net Worth Statements” - January, 2017

Lecturer, Westchester County Bar Association Family Law Section - “Settling Matrimonial Actions” - 2016

Lecturer, New York Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - “MMPI-2 RF, MCMI-III, SCL-90-R and Other Psychological Testing: Passe Or Still of Value in Child Custody Disputes?” - 2016

Lecturer, Rockland County Women’s Bar Association -“Retaining Liens and Charging Liens” - 2016

Lecturer, New Judges Seminar, NYS Judicial Institute - “Post Judgment Relief and Uncontested Divorces” - January 8, 2016

Lecturer, New Judges Seminar, NYS Judicial Institute - “Domestic Violence - For Family and Matrimonial Judges Including Use of Risk Assessment Instruments” - January 7, 2016

Lecturer, New Judges Seminar, NYS Judicial Institute - “Pro Se Litigants” - January 7, 2016

Lecturer, Westchester County Bar Association regarding “Civility in the Courtroom” - December 2, 2015

Lecturer, NYSBACLE - “So Custody Is an Issue: What Do We Do Now? - The Roles and Responsibilities of the Judge” - November 2015

Lecturer, Westchester Women’s Bar Association Program - “The New Maintenance Guidelines” - September 30, 2015

Lecturer, Family Violence Task Force - “Ethical Challenges for Jurists in Domestic Violence Cases” - September 2015

Lecturer, NYSBA Family Law Section - “Bullying From Both Sides of the Bench” - July, 2015

Lecturer, New Judges Seminar, NYS Judicial Institute - “Domestic Violence - Order of Protection Basics for Matrimonial Judges” - January 7, 2015

Lecturer, New Judges Seminar, NYS Judicial Institute - “Child Support” - July, 2014

Lecturer, NYS Bar Association CLE - “Trial of a Custody Case” - May 9, 2014

Lecturer, Training for NYS Court Attorney Referees - Child Custody Trials - December 4, 2013

Lecturer, Westchester County Women’s Bar Association Program -“ Court Enforced Visitation” - November 26, 2013

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