Judge Profile

Richard F. Braun

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Civil, Elected, 2004 to 2017
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 1997 to 2003
  • Judge, Civil Court, Elected, 1990 to 2003
  • Acting Judge, Criminal Court, Appointed by Chief Administrator Matthew Crosson, 1990

Other Professional Experience:

  • Sole Proprietorship of Law, Self, 1985 to 1989
  • Senior Attorney, The Legal Aid Society, Civil Division, 1983 to 1985
  • Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society, Civil Division, 1981 to 1983
  • Clinical Instructor of Law, Hofstra University School of Law, 1980 to 1981
  • Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society, Civil Division, 1976 to 1980
  • Staff Attorney, Legal Services for Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1975 to 1976

Education:

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1975
  • B.A., Queens College, 1969

Admission to the Bar:

  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1977
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1977
  • New York State, Appellate Division,Second Department, 1976
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1975
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1975

Publications/Lectures:

  • "Guardians ad Litem in Summary Proceedings", SideBar Press, Inc./Finkelstein & Ferrara's Landlord-Tenant Practice Reporter, January 2000
  • "Waiver of Deportation under Section 241(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act-Reid v Immigration & Naturalization Service", Brooklyn Law School/Brooklyn Law Review/41/846, Spring 1975
  • "Choosing the President" and "Watergate and the Law", Brooklyn Law School/State Brooklyn Law School/Brooklyn Law Review/41/172, Summer 1974
  • 203 opinions in the New York Law Journal, of which 69 are in Misc 2d, 10 are in Misc 3d, 79 are in NYS2d, and 10 are in the New York State Official Reporter's Online Publication service including the following
  • Brad H v City of New York, 185 Misc 2d 420 (Supreme Court, New York County), 2000
  • New York Times v City of New York Fire Dept., 195 Misc 2d 119 (Supreme Court, New York County), 2003
  • Comptroller of City of New York v. Mayor of City of New York, 5 Misc 3d 190 (Supreme Court, New York County), 2004
  • Kellogg v Travis, 188 Misc 2d 164 (Supreme Court, New York County), 2003
  • Carter-Clark v Random House, 196 Misc 2d 1011(Supreme Court, New York County), 2003
  • O'Neill v City of New York, 160 Misc 2d 1086 (Civil Court, New York County), 1994
  • Werner, Zaroff, Slotnick, Stern & Askenazy v Lewis, 155 Misc 2d 558 (Civil Court, New York County), 1992
  • Mayor of City of New York v Council of City of New York, 182 Misc 2d 330 (Supreme Court, New York County, 1999

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Committee Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Tort Litigation Committee, 2004 - present
  • Committee Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee, 2000 - 2002
  • Member of Board of Governors, Jewish Lawyers Guild, 1997 - present
  • Member of Board of Directors, Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert, 1999 - present
  • Member of Advisory Council, Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert, 1998 - 1999
  • Member of Board of Directors, Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert, 1997 - 1998
  • Member of Judicial Section, New York County Lawyers' Association, 1993 - present
  • Member of Supreme Court Committee, New York County Lawyers' Association, 1998 - 2002
  • Member of Tort Law Section, New York County Lawyers' Association, 1998 - 2002
  • Member of Committee on Legal Assistance, New York County Lawyers' Association, 1992 - 1997
  • Co-chair of Civil Court Practice Section Judicial Liaison Sub-Committee, New York County Lawyers' Association, 1993 - 1995
  • Manhattan Coordinator, Not Just Blacks and Jews in Conversation, 1999 - 2005

Individual Part Rules:

Judges Practice:

  • Rules of the Justices
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