Binghamton city judge to retire in April, mayor looks for appointment

By Suzanne Proulx

Binghamton city judge to retire in April, mayor looks for appointment

January 28, 2014 Updated Jan 28, 2014 at 11:09 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton City Court Judge Mary Anne Lehmann will retire April 4. Mayor Rich David announced the process to appoint a new City Court Judge.

David is responsible for appointing a person to fill the position until a permanent judge is elected in November.

“I am looking for qualified candidates that have a wide breadth of experience with issues that come before City Court,” said Republican Mayor David. “City Court deals with a variety of important issues and cases must be expedited quickly and fairly based on the law, so it’s equally important the candidate be able to effectively handle and process a significant caseload.”

Mayor David's office said City Court Judge is a 10-year elected term with an annual salary of $133,000.

The candidate must be able to be available nights, weekends and holidays if a City Court Judge is needed.

The Mayor's office says Binghamton City Court deals with diverse issues including but not limited to code enforcement, all traffic misdemeanors and violations, small claims, commercial claims, evictions, etc.

From time to time the candidate will required to work in City Court in an adjoining County where conflict of issue may arise. The candidate will also be sent to Judge School in January 2015.

Resumes can be sent to the Mayor's Office at 38 Hawley St., Binghamton, NY 13901 or e-mailed to mayor@cityofbinghamton.com.

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