“We’re working closely with town officials and Albany trying to get this all figured out,” said Judge David S. Gideon, the Fifth Judicial District’s special counsel for town and village courts.
However, the matter’s uniqueness is making it difficult to do so quickly, he
“It’s an unprecedented situation,” Judge Gideon
Judge Gideon sent a draft of those letters to state judicial officials in Albany but said he will have to make modifications to it Monday before receiving a final determination on whether it will be sufficient.
If council members decide to appoint an untrained resident who is not a practicing attorney, that person will have to undergo judicial training set for April 8 to 13 before taking the bench, he said.