Recently, the judicial screening panels of both the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Brooklyn Bar Association also approved Finkelstein for Civil Court Judge. Both associations spoke with Finkelstein’s colleagues and adversaries, as well as judges he’s 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