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2005 Voter Guide

Rita Mella
Candidate for the
New York City Civil Court
(7th District)

  Rita Mella

Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • The job of a judge is one of public service. In the legal field, it is the ultimate public service job. I have devoted my professional life to the public interest and being a judge would allow me to continue my commitment to that public service. In addition, for the last 13 years, I have worked as a law clerk and court attorney. I have assisted the judges for whom I have worked in making thousands of decisions. That experience has prepared me well for a judicial position, and for the challenge of making my own decisions.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Endorsements
  • Democrat
Education
  • CUNY Law School, J.D., 1991
  • Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña, B.A., 1983
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1992
Occupation/Employer
  • Law Clerk to Surrogate Margarita López Torres
Professional Experience
  • Principal Law Clerk
    Chambers of Surrogate Margarita Ló?pez Torres, Brooklyn, NY
    (January 2006 - present)
  • Court Attorney
    Chambers of Judge Margarita López Torres, Brooklyn, NY
  • Court Attorney to Criminal Court Judge
    (January 2003 - December 2005)
  • Principal Law Clerk
    Chambers of Judge Richard Rivera, Brooklyn, NY
    Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice. (January 2001 - December 2002)
  • Principal Court Attorney
    Chambers of Supervising Judge Richard Rivera, Brooklyn, NY
    Law Assistant to Supervising Judge of the Brooklyn Civil Court.
    (February 1997 - December 2000)

 

 
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