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Date: Nov. 16, 2005

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Hon. Barry Salman Named Administrative Judge of the Bronx Supreme Court, Civil Term

BRONX, NY - Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman today announced the designation of Supreme Court Justice Barry Salman as Administrative Judge of the State Supreme Court, Civil Term, in the Bronx. The appointment, effective immediately, was made with the approval of Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye and in consultation with Presiding Justice John T. Buckley of the Appellate Division, First Department.

In announcing the appointment, Judge Lippman said, “Judge Salman is a pillar of the Bronx legal community, having served for more than 40 years as a lawyer, legislator and judge in this borough. He is well respected by his colleagues and the community as a fair, hard-working, compassionate judge, whose integrity is indisputable. With his firm grasp of the law, extensive experience and impeccable credentials, Judge Salman is the ideal candidate to take on the challenges of this important position. I am grateful that he has accepted this new assignment and look forward to working with him.”

Hon. Barry Salman has served as a judge in the Bronx for nearly three decades, first in Civil Court in 1977, and later in State Supreme Court, starting in 1981. After earning a law degree from St. John’s University, Justice Salman began his career as a trial attorney and then became a law secretary to a judge. Subsequently, he entered private practice and during that time also served on the New York City Council as a council member. Judge Salman has taught civil practice for many years at Lehman College, Bronx Community College and the College of New Rochelle and founded the paralegal program at Lehman College. He is a lecturer and published author on various legal topics, and is also a Major in the New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs.

In his new position, Justice Salman succeeds Hon. Gerald V. Esposito, who retired from the bench earlier this fall.


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