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NY Supreme Court Justice - 9th Judicial District

District: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester CountiesTerm: 14 years Salary: $194,845Duties: The Supreme Court, the highest trial court, has unlimited jurisdiction and can hear any type of case, but usually hears cases outside the jurisdiction of other courts, e.g., civil matters dealing with monetary amounts over the jurisdiction of lower courts, divorce, separation and annulments. Justices are elected from each of the state’s 12 Judicial Districts.
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    Christi J. Acker (D, WF) • Principal Court Attorney, Office of Court Administration • Town Justice, Pine Plains, NY

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    Linda M. Murray (R, C, IN) Associate Court Attorney to Judge Frank M. Mora and Judge Thomas J. O'Neill, Poughkeepsie, NY

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City/Town of Residence Pine Plains, NY
Current Political Office Town Justice, Pine Plains, NY
Education • Villanova University, School of Law, J.D. 1992 • College of the Holy Cross, Honors Program, B.A. 1989 • North Salem High School, 1985, graduated top 5% of class • St. Lawrence O'Toole Grammar School, Brewster NY
Prior Civic Service • President Putnam County Bar Association • Past President Dutchess County Magistrates Association • Chair of the Pine Plains Conservation Advisory Committee • Mock Trial Volunteer Judge • Brewster Lions Club • Stissing Sprint Volunteer • Mid-Hudson Womens’ Bar Association • Dutchess County Bar Association • Prime Time Panel Member, Pine Plains High School
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Judge Christi Acker has over 25 years of Supreme Court experience, and 10 years of judicial experience as she has the honor of serving as Town Justice in her hometown of Pine Plains. She has secured the Democratic and Working Families nominations, and is the ONLY candidate running to be rated "WELL QUALIFIED" or "HIGHLY QUALIFIED" by 6 different ratings committees, including the Westchester County Bar Association and the Independent Judicial Election Qualifications Committee.
City/Town of Residence Rhinebeck, NY
Education Pine Plains High School - top 5% SUNY Binghamton, cum laude Sorbonne University, Paris France Albany Law School, cum laude
Prior Civic Service American Cancer Society, Co-Chair Relay for Life & Team Captain Travel Soccer Coach - East Hudson Youth Soccer League Secretary of Rhinebeck Soccer League Rhinebeck Recreation Committee Land Steward, Burger Hill Park Dutchess County Bar Association Mid Hudson Women's Bar Association, Director Continuing Legal Education Instructor CSEA Instructor
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During the past 20 years I have served as a prosecutor, trial attorney, municipal attorney and attorney in private practice. Currently, I serve as the Principal Court Attorney in Dutchess County's busiest Court. Rate "Highly Qualified" by the Dutchess County Bar Association, and "Well Qualified" by the Westchester County Women's Bar Association, I have authored 34 decisions published by the NY Law Reporting Bureau, and am the only candidate who has tried violent felony offenses before jurors. logo


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