Greenburgh judge chosen as VP of state bar board

She may not have won over Greenburgh Democrats, but Greenburgh Town Justice Arlene Gordon-Oliver (left) has been elected vice-president for the Ninth Judicial District on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association. Founded in 1876, the group is the largest voluntary state bar association in the United States, with 77,000 members.

Gordon-Oliver, 47, is the managing partner of Arlene Gordon-Oliver PC, which focuses on bankruptcy law. She had been a partner at Rattet, Pasternak & Gordon-Oliver. She is a member of the State Bar’s House of Delegates, Business Law Section and the Special Committee to Review the Code of Judicial Conduct. She is also member of the National Bar Association’s Board of Governors.

A past president of the Association of Black Lawyers of Westchester County, Gordon-Oliver graduated summa cum laude from Baruch College and earned her law degree from Fordham University School of Law.

Gordon-Oliver, born in Jamaica, was appointed in 2007 to fill a judicial vacancy in Greenburgh Town Court, making it the only town court in Westchester to have three women on the bench. We’ll see if this new position helps to keep her judgeship, in light of the town court’s recent traffic ticket debacle.

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.