David Bookstaver, Director
Mai Yee, Assistant Director
Date: December 17, 1999
|Micki Scherer Named Supreme Court Administrative Judge|
|NEW YORK - - Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman today
announced the appointment of Hon. Micki A. Scherer as Administrative Judge
for the Supreme Court, Criminal Term, in the First Judicial District. The
appointment, which is effective immediately, was made with the approval
of Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye and in consultation with Hon. Betty Weinberg
Ellerin, Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department.
Judge Lippman said, "I have had the pleasure of working with Judge Scherer in her many capacities within the Unified Court System - as a law clerk, Criminal Court judge, Supervising Judge of the New York City Arraignment Parts, and Acting Supreme Court Justice. She is a hard-working, fair and dedicated jurist, highly respected by her peers on the bench and bar. Judge Scherer's previous administrative experience in the courts, combined with her superb judicial skills and knowledge of the criminal law, make her uniquely qualified to take on the position of Administrative Judge of the Supreme Court, Criminal Term, in Manhattan. I am delighted that Judge Scherer has accepted this important and challenging assignment and have every confidence that she is just the right choice to lead this court into the new century."
Judge Scherer was named an Acting Supreme Court Justice in 1989 after her appointment to the New York City Criminal Court in 1987. She was the Supervising Judge of the New York City Arraignment Parts until 1996, when she began to serve on the State Supreme Court bench in Manhattan. Judge Scherer earned her law degree from Brooklyn Law School and both a graduate and undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She chaired the New York City Criminal Court Anti-bias Committee and was on the planning committee for the award-winning, nationally recognized Midtown Community Court.
In her new position, Judge Scherer replaces Hon. Juanita Bing Newton, who was the Administrative Judge for the Supreme Court, Criminal Term, for over four years until she was named Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives in June of this year. During the interim, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for New York City Courts Joan B. Carey has been serving in an acting capacity as the Court's Administrative Judge.