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State of New York
Supreme Court, Appellate Division
Third Judicial Department

Justice Mark L. Powers

Justice Mark L. Powers
Justice Mark L. Powers
  • Appointed to the Third Department effective August 21, 2023.
  • Graduated from State University of New York at Albany (B.A.), Western New England School of Law (J.D.) and Albany Law School (LL.M.).
  • Engaged in the private practice of law from 1983 to 2001.
  • Elected Family Court Judge in Schenectady County in 2001 and re-elected to that office in 2011.
  • Served as Acting Supreme Court Justice beginning in 2004.
  • Served as Adjunct Professor at Western New England School of Law from 2010-2018.
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Schenectady County Bar Association from 1996-2001 and 2013-2019; President 2015-2017.  
  • Served as Member of Family Court Advisory and Rules Committee 2013-2016.
  • Served as Member of the Appellate Division, Third Department Office of Attorneys for Children Advisory Committee 2011-2019.
  • Member of the Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association.
  • Published in the New York Law Journal (December 2011) and the Albany Law Review (Summer 2019).
  • Elected Supreme Court Justice for the Fourth Judicial District in 2016.