Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks, with the approval of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, and in consultation with Presiding Justices Gerald J. Whalen of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department have once again designated the Hon. Craig J. Doran as administrative judge for the 7th Judicial District.
As administrative judge, Doran supervises the operations of the courts in the eight counties: Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates.
Doran is pleased to announce his leadership team selections, with the approval of Marks and Whalen: Richard Dollinger, supervising judge for matrimonial matters; John Gallagher, supervising judge for the family courts; Teresa Johnson, supervising judge for city courts, including Rochester City Court; Stephen Miller, supervising judge for the town and village courts (Cayuga, Monroe, Wayne); Alex Renzi, supervising judge for the criminal courts; Judith Sinclair, supervising judge for the town and village courts (Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Yates), co-chair of the 7th Judicial District Administrative Judge Task Force; Ann Marie Taddeo, acting administrative judge; Vincent Dinolfo, districtwide coordinating judge for treatment courts; Daniel Doyle, districtwide coordinating judge for foreclosure cases; Thomas Moran, districtwide coordinating judge for town and village courts; and William Taylor, districtwide coordinating judge for alternative dispute resolution matters.
In addition to the judges noted above, Doran has asked John Elliott, lead judge of the Rochester treatment courts; Cynthia Snodgrass, co-chair of the 7th Judicial District Administrative Judge Task Force; and James Walsh, chair of the Wellness Committee, to serve on the 7th Judicial District leadership team.
“I am honored and humbled to be re-appointed to the position of administrative judge for the 7th Judicial District by our Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks, with the continued support of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and the four presiding justices of the appellate divisions,” Doran said. “The 7th Judicial District leadership team will provide strong guidance and support for the more than 800 justices, judges and town and village justices, and employees of the 7th Judicial District as we work to advance the core mission of the courts of the state of New York — promoting the rule of law and serving the public by providing just and timely resolution of all matters before the courts.
“We are committed to supporting the chief judge’s court consolidation plan, which will bring much-needed reform to the overly complex court structure, and we continue our dedication to the chief judge’s excellence initiative as we implement our plan to introduce alternative dispute resolution into all civil cases and improve the level of service to the citizens of this state.”