The City's administrative law tribunals decide hundreds of thousands of cases each year. The tribunals are many New Yorkers' most significant experience with the justice system. It is therefore critical that New York City residents are confident that their cases heard in City tribunals are decided fairly by well-trained, impartial administrative law judges and hearing officers. My office is dedicated to ensuring that every person who appears at a City tribunal is fully afforded the opportunity to be heard, whether or not that person is represented by an attorney or speaks English fluently.
This Web site details projects and initiatives my office has undertaken to support and improve the City's administrative law tribunals, as well as links to tribunal Web sites and contact information for this office. I am honored to be serving as the City's first Administrative Justice Coordinator, and am dedicated to helping our City's tribunals set a standard for administrative justice around the nation.
David B. Goldin has been Administrative Justice Coordinator in the Office of the Mayor since 2006. Previously, he had served, starting in 2002, as Chief Litigating Deputy County Attorney in the Office of the Nassau County Attorney. Before that, he held the position of Counsel to the former New York City Board of Education from 1999 to 2002. From 1989 through 1999, he was Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department; during that time, he served as Deputy Chief of the Department's Affirmative Litigation Division from 1997 to 1999 and as Acting General Counsel of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation from 1995 to 1996. Before joining the government, he was in private practice with Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C., and Debevoise & Plimpton. Coordinator Goldin is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.