Posted on Sep 30, 2019 |Community Events

NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, is proud to announce that the Honorable Jeremy S. Weinstein will be honored as a “Guardian of Justice” by the Queens Daily Eagle at Terrace on the Park, Flushing, New York on Thursday, October 3rd. The inaugural event will honor and celebrate members of the Queens legal community as well as the leadership and employees that work in the Courts. More than 200 lawyers and judges  hailing from all five New York City boroughs and Nassau and Suffolk Counties are expected to attend this prestigious reception. Keynote speakers will include New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and New York Attorney General Letitia James.

Judge Weinstein's longstanding legal career in public service spans 14 years as a New York State Senator and 25 years in the judiciary, highlighted by several appointments that include Supreme Court Justice and Administrative Judge for Queens County, New York. During his time on the bench, he presided over the trial scheduling part (TSP) and conferenced more than 15,000 civil cases involving personal injury as well as medical malpractice, commercial and corporate contract matters.

In 1979, he was elected a member of the New York State Senate where he served on the Judiciary committee, the Codes Committee, the Banking Committee and the Crime and Corrections Committee. Among the many accomplishments he achieved during his tenure as a Senator included the sponsoring of 34 bills into law. Judge Weinstein maintained a successful private law practice for fifteen years until his election in 1993 as Judge of the Civil Court of New York. That began a celebrated judicial career that culminated in his appointment as Chief Administrative Judge for Civil Matters in the 11th Judicial District where he served with distinction for 10 years until his retirement in 2019.

He is an avid supporter of ADR and is an extremely skilled mediator with the aptitude to handle all matter of case types, from the simplest to the most complex of legal issues.  Judge Weinstein is available to mediate cases throughout the New York Metropolitan area.

In addition to Judge Weinstein, the other “Guardians of Justice” honorees include Jack Ryan, Acting Queens District Attorney, Tamara Kersh Seymour James, Esq., Chief Clerk of the Queens Courts and the Presidents of the Queens Bar Association, Latino Bar Association, Women's Bar Association and The Brandeis Association. The Queens Daily Eagle is the only daily print newspaper covering Queens communities, Queens politics and the Queens legal justice system.

Those attending on behalf of NAM and in support of Judge Weinstein include James Borkowski, Esq.,Jennifer Herscovici, Esq., Honorable Larry S. Schachner and the Honorable Peter B. Skelos.