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Date: March 9, 2000

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Six New Members Appointed to the Housing Court Advisory Council
NEW YORK - Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman announced today the appointment of six new members to the Advisory Council for the Housing Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York.

The new members are Magda L. Cruz, Michael Gage, Marvin S. Lerman, Jack L. Lester, Sharon A. Myrie and Mitchell L. Posilkin. Ms. Cruz is a member of the law firm of Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman; Judge Gage is a retired Family Court Judge and former Administrative Judge for the New York City Family Court; Mr. Lerman is a private practitioner in Manhattan; Jack Lester is a private practitioner in Manhattan; Ms. Myrie is Vice President for Education at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens; and Mr. Posilkin is General Counsel to the Rent Stabilization Association of New York City.

The Housing Court Advisory Council is a 14-member body established by law to screen candidates for the position of Housing Court Judge, review Housing Court Judges for reappointment and make recommendations to the Administrative Judge of the New York City Civil Court on other matters concerning the Housing Part.

All of the appointments are effective immediately for a term ending December 31, 2002.