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Part 2 - Article 1 - Family Court

NUMBER, APPOINTMENT, TERM AND COMPENSATION OF JUDGES WITHIN THE CITY OF NEW YORK

Section Description
121 Number of judges.
122 Continuance in office.
123 Appointment by mayor.
124 Eligibility for appointment.
126 Vacancies.
  S 121. Number of judges. The family court within the city of New York
  shall consist of fifty-six judges, effective January first, two thousand
  fifteen. There shall be at least one family court judge resident in each
  county of the city of New York.

  S 122. Continuance in office. The justices of the domestic relations
  court of the city of New York in office on the effective  date  of  this
  act,  shall  for the remainder of the term of their appointment continue
  in office as judges of the family court in the county within the city of
  New York in which they reside.

  S 123. Appointment by mayor. The mayor of the city of New York shall
  appoint the judges of the family court in counties within  the  city  of
  New York for a term of ten years.

  S 124. Eligibility  for  appointment.  No person, other than one who
  holds such office at the effective date of  this  act,  may  assume  the
  office  of  judge of the family court within the city of New York unless
  he has been admitted to practice law in this state at  least  ten  years
  prior  to the date of such appointment. In making such appointments, the
  mayor of the city of New York shall select persons  who  are  especially
  qualified   for   the   court's  work  by  reason  of  their  character,
  personality, tact, patience and common sense.

  S 126. Vacancies. When a vacancy occurs, otherwise than by expiration
  of term on the last day of any year, in  the  office  of  judge  of  the
  family  court in a county within the city of New York, the vacancy shall
  be filled by appointment of the mayor of the city of New  York  for  the
  unexpired term.

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