Judicial Selection Charts

New York State : Judicial Selection by Court

Court of Appeals

Candidates nominated by Commission on Judicial
Nomination

Governor Appoints

Confirmed by the Senate

Appellate Division

Appointed by Governor

Supreme Court

Elected

County Court

Elected

Family Court

Elected

Outisde NYC: Elected

NYC Mayor Appoints

(See NYC Criminal Court)

Surrogate’s Court

Elected

Court of Claims

Appointed by Governor

NYC Civil Court

Elected

NYC Criminal Court

Candidates
nominated by Mayor’s Advisory Comm. on the Judiciary

City Court

Elected

District Court

Elected

Town & Village
Justice Court
Elected

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