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COA judgeship application deadline nears

Applications for an upcoming vacancy on the state Court of Appeals must be submitted by no later than June 15 to the state Commission on Judicial Nomination.

A vacancy will occur Nov. 29 with the expiring term of Senior Association Judge Victoria A. Graffeo, who is seeking reappointment.

Applications may be downloaded from the commission’s website ( or obtained by contacting the commission’s counsel, Henry M. Greenberg, c/o Greenberg Traurig LLP, 54 State St., 6th Floor, Albany, N.Y. 12208; calling (518) 689-1492; or email

Applications may be filed electronically by emailing them to, or submitted by mail to the commission’s counsel.

Another vacancy will occur on Jan. 1 because Associate Judge Robert S. Smith will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 this year and must retire by the end of the year.