Judicial Candidate Questionnaires

The first step in the CBID Judiciary Committee’s review of a candidate’s qualification for the bench is the require the candidate to respond to a questionnaire. Candidates must submit their responses before an interview will be scheduled.

The questionnaire contains 18 questions and covers topics such as the name of their campaign manager, what political clubs they belong to, the amount of funds raised as of the time the questionnaire was completed, what pro bono work they have done and what endorsements they have received.

Civil Court Judicial Nominees

The CBID Judiciary Committee has reviewed the credentials for three candidates for 3 Brooklyn-wide Civil Court judgeships. A fourth candidate, whom we also reviewed, has recently withdrawn from consideration.

The committee also reviewed the credentials for six candidates for a single vacancy in the Sixth Civil Court District.

On June 1, 2017 at 7:00p.m. the club will hold its endorsement meeting at the Greenwood Baptist Church, 461 6th St, Brooklyn (at the corner of 6th St. and Seventh Ave.)

Borough-wide candidates:

Sixth District candidates:

  • Rodney L. Pepe-Souvenir, CUNY, Title IX Coordinator and Associate Director of Diversity and Compliance
  • Hemalee J. Patel, court attorney-referee, Supreme Court, Staten Island
  • Derefim B. Neckles, court attorney referee, Supreme Court, Brooklyn
  • Ellen E. Edwards, managing attorney of general practice firm, Edwards & Associates
  • Elena Baron, law clerk for Judge Andrew Borrok
  • Rupert V. Barry, criminal defense practice at Law Office of Rupert V. Barry
  • Patria Frias-Colon, Brooklyn borough chief, Family Court Division