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Date: Friday, March 30, 2001

Release #103-01

Contact: Sunny Mindel/ Lynn Rasic
(212) 788-2958


Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani today reappointed Judge Betty E. Stanton to the Family Court of the City of New York in Kings County.

"Family Court judges are charged with a special responsibility: to protect and ensure the safety of children," Mayor Giuliani said. "Since her appointment to the Family Court in 1991, Judge Staton has demonstrated her commitment to protecting the lives of the most vulnerable New Yorkers. I am confident that Judge Staton will continue to prove herself deserving of the trust the public has vested in her."

In 1991, Betty E. Staton was appointed to the bench, as Family Court Judge of the City of New York, assigned to Kings County. Judge Staton began practicing law as a staff attorney for the Bedford Stuyvesant Community Legal Services Corporation. After serving almost two years as an attorney at the State Liquor Authority, Judge Staton returned to the Bedford Stuyvesant Community Legal Services Corporation as Deputy Director in 1984. From 1987 to 1991 Judge Staton was in private practice, as a member of the law firm of Boyd, Staton and Cave in Brooklyn. Judge Staton has been very active in the bar, serving on numerous committees as a member of national and local bar associations. Some of these organizations include the Association of Black Women Attorneys, the Judges Leadership Council and the Black Community Crusade for Children. In addition, Judge Staton has been adjunct lecturer at New York City Technical College since 1990. A graduate of Brooklyn College, Judge Staton received her law degree from New York University Law School in 1979.


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