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Mayor de Blasio Reappoints Judge David Kaplan to Family Court

October 26, 2015

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today reappointed Judge David J. Kaplan to Family Court. As a Family Court judge, Kaplan will be charged with presiding over cases related to New York’s children and families.

“Judge Kaplan is a seasoned member of the judiciary, and I am proud to reappoint him today,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “New York’s family courts preside over some of the most critical cases in our legal system, because they directly impact our kids and our families. I’m confident Judge Kaplan will serve in this role responsibly and compassionately.”

Family Court is part of the New York State Unified Court System. Family Court judges hear cases related to adoption, foster care and guardianship, custody and visitation, domestic violence, and abused or neglected children. Judge Kaplan will serve for a 10-year term.

About Judge David J. Kaplan
Judge Kaplan began his career as a Court Attorney to Housing Court judges and also served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick in the New York State Court of Appeals. He was then appointed as a Housing Court Judge in 2008 and last served as Supervising Judge of Housing Court in New York County, prior to his appointment to the Family Court in June 2015. Judge Kaplan is a graduate of SUNY at Geneseo and received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law.  

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