New and Noteworthy

Matter of J. Marshall Ayres

The New York State Court of Appeals has accepted the Commission's Determination that J. Marshall Ayres, a Justice of the Conklin Town Court (Broome County), should be removed from office.

The Court's decision was issued on October 17, 2017, and is available at Court of Appeals Decision. The Commission's Determination is available at Ayres Decision.

Matter of James D. LaPiana

The Commission has released a decision dated August 7, 2017, that Mount Morris Town Court Justice and Mount Morris Village Court Justice James D. LaPiana (Livingston County) has agreed to vacate his judicial office effective August 31, 2017, and agreed never to seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at LaPiana Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2017 Releases.

Matter of James A. Aluzzi

The Commission has determined that James A. Aluzzi, a Justice of the Volney Town Court (Oswego County), should be censured. The Commission's decision dated June 26, 2017, is available at Aluzzi Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2017 Releases.

Matter of Gary M. Poole

The Commission has released a decision dated June 16, 2017, that Rose Town Court Justice Gary M. Poole (Wayne County) has agreed to vacate his judicial office effective July 1, 2017, and agreed to never seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Poole Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2017 Releases.

Matter of Linda J. Drake

The Commission has released a decision dated June 16, 2017, that Rossie Town Court Justice Linda J. Drake (St. Lawrence County) has resigned from office and agreed never to seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Drake Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2017 Releases.

Matter of Jacques Michel

The Commission has released a decision dated June 14, 2017, that Spring Valley Village Court Justice Jacques Michel (Rockland County), has resigned from office and agreed never to seek or accept judicial office in the future unless his federal felony conviction is vacated by a final order of a court of the United States. The decision is available at Michel Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2017 Releases.