Chaim Deutsch, founder of the Flatbush Shomrim, offered a glowing endorsement this morning to Charles Finkelstein, the leading candidate for Civil Court Judge. “Charles has always been sensitive to the needs of our community,” said Deutsch. “He’s offered free help countless times to community members in need and he is always there for the people. This is the kind of mensch we need for Civil Court Judge.”
The Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission (IJEQC) recently found Charles Finklestein “highly qualified” for the role of Civil Court. In addition, the judicial screening panels of both the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Brooklyn Bar Association approved Finkelstein for Civil Court Judge. Both associations spoke with Finkelstein’s colleagues and adversaries, as well as judges he’d appeared before, in their screening; all parties found Finkelstein the Civil Judge candidate to have not only the appropriate knowledge of the law and appropriate demeanor, but also the right judicial temperament, integrity, candor and absence of political and other influences.
Finkelstein was a felony prosecutor in the Brooklyn D.A.’s office and an assistant special narcotics prosecutor in Manhattan. He is currently in private practice as a civil and criminal attorney. Finkelstein has been enthusiastically endorsed by Assemblyman Dov Hikind as well as the New York State Court Officers Association.
The primary election for Civil Court Judge will be held Thursday, September 13, 2012.