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Steven Schick for Supreme Court Justice

November 1, 2012

I would respectfully like to state two reasons why Stephan Schick should be elected one of the New York State Supreme Court Justices of the 3rd Judicial District.

First, Mr. Schick is highly qualified and experienced as head of Sullivan Legal Aid, which supervised the representation of litigants in over 10,000 family court cases and 60,000 county court cases. As such, he is understanding and compassionate, but also a straight talker advising of the hard reality of legal situations.

The second reason to vote for Mr. Schick -to me and many more out there- is equally important.

The 3rd Judicial District is huge. It extends from Sullivan County on the western corner through Ulster, Schoharie, Greene, Columbia and Albany to Rensselaer counties in the northeast. As the crow flies that is approximately 100 miles across, or a two-hour drive.

Sullivan County does not have an elected "resident" judge.

There is a "revolving" Supreme Court Judge system, whereby judges are assigned to drive from their home county to outlying counties. For example, one Justice frequently drives from Troy in Rensselaer County to Monticello in Sullivan County for pre-trial conference with local attorneys and other judicial duties.

In the interest of justice, efficiency, for safety (you know what it is like to drive through the Catskills in the winter) and simple practicality, please consider Stephan Schick for Supreme Court justice.

One other note of interest: the last justice from Sullivan County, Hon. Anthony Kane, was appointed to the appellate division. Before him, Lawrence H. Cooke was a distinguished chief judge on the court of appeals, and the first female chief justice of the court of appeals, Hon. Judith Kaye, was raised in Sullivan County and graduated from Monticello high school.

Please consider your vote for Stephan Schick for Supreme Court Justice.

William A. Brenner, Esq.
Grahamsville, NY