New and Noteworthy

Matter of Shari R. Michels

The Commission has determined that Shari R. Michels, a Judge of the New York City Civil Court and an Acting Justice of the Supreme Court, 12th Judicial District, (Bronx County), should be admonished. The Commission's decision dated December 27, 2018, is available at Michels Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2019 Releases.

Matter of James P. McDermott

The Commission has determined that James P. McDermott, a Justice of the Chester Town Court (Warren County), should be censured. The Commission's decision dated December 12, 2018, is available at McDermott Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2018 Releases.

Matter of Bruce S. Scolton

The Commission has released a decision dated December 6, 2018, that Harmony Town Court Justice Bruce S. Scolton (Chautauqua County), has resigned from office and agreed never to seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Scolton Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2018 Releases.

Matter of John W. Hallett

The Commission has released a decision dated December 6, 2018, that LeRay Town Court Justice John W. Hallett (Jefferson County), has resigned from office and agreed never to seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Hallett Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2018 Releases.

Matter of David F. Porter

The Commission has determined that David F. Porter, a Justice of the Allegany Town Court (Cattaraugus County), should be admonished. The Commission's decision dated November 13, 2018, is available at Porter Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2018 Releases.