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First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks

Lawrence K. Marks has performed a key management, policy and legal role in the state court system for many years.

In April 2012, he was appointed First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge. In that role, he assists the Chief Administrative Judge in all aspects of the administration and operation of the Unified Court System. His responsibilities include working with the administrative judges throughout the state in developing programs and strategies to better manage caseloads and address case backlogs.

Prior to his current assignment, Judge Marks served from 2004 to 2012 as Administrative Director of the Office of Court Administration, responsible for day-to-day management of that office. He previously served from 1998 to 2003 as Special Counsel to the Chief Administrative Judge and from 1991 to 1997 as OCA's Deputy Counsel for Criminal Justice. Prior to joining the court system, he was a senior supervising attorney with the Legal Aid Society in New York City, in private practice and a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Thomas C. Platt.

In 2009, he was appointed by Governor David Paterson as a Judge of the Court of Claims. He was also appointed as an Acting Supreme Court Justice at that time. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Judge Marks sits in Supreme Court hearing civil and criminal cases.

Judge Marks is the editor and co-author of New York Pretrial Criminal Procedure (Volume 7 of West's New York Practice Series), and the author of numerous government reports and several law review articles. He has also been an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice graduate program.

He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany (magna cum laude) and Cornell Law School (cum laude), where he received a full-tuition scholarship and was an editor of the law review.

First Deputy Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks

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