Westchester Bar ranks judges in ’10 election

It’s the list we’ve been waiting for … the Westchester County Bar  Association has released their ranking of judicial candidates seeking office this November.

For the New York State Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District

Found well qualified:
Hon. Linda Christopher
Hon. Colleen Duffy
Hon. Lawrence H. Ecker
Hon. Gerald M. Klein
Hon. J. Emmett Murphy

Found qualified:
Hon. Matthew J. Byrne
Hon. James Maisano

For Surrogate’s Court, Westchester County

Found well qualified:
Hon. Anthony Scarpino, Jr

For the Westchester County Court

Found well qualified:
Hon. Barry E. Warhit

Found qualified:
Douglas J. Martino

For Family Court, Westchester County

Found well qualified:
Edward P. Borelli
Hon. David Klein
Michelle I. Schauer

Found qualified:
Patricia A. O’Callaghan

Meets minimum requirements:
Hal B. Greenwald
Hon. Nilda Morales Horowitz

Found not qualified, failure to appear:
Hon. William Edwards

For the Yonkers City Court:

Found well qualified:
Hon. Robert C. Cerrato
Hon. Thomas R. Daly
Hon. Theodora K. Wood

Found qualified:
Hon. Evan Inlaw
Hon. Richard F. Sweeney

An explanation of the rankings:
Well Qualified signifies that a candidate has extraordinary qualifications for the judicial bench being sought.
Qualified signifies that the candidate has the character, temperament, professional aptitude and experience which are requisites for the judicial bench that he/she is seeking.
Meets Minimum Requirements signifies that a candidate has no significant negative impediment but lacks some important qualification for the judicial bench that is being sought.
Not Qualified signifies that a candidate has some characteristic which would indicate that the person is a poor choice for the judicial bench he/she is seeking.
Any candidate who fails to appear will be rated Not Qualified by Failure to Appear, or, where appropriate, Not Qualified.  No candidate may withdraw from the interview process or decline a rating.