Judge Janet Malone has declared herself a candidate for New York State Supreme Court Justice in the Ninth Judicial District – Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, and Putnam Counties – in 2013. Judge Malone cites her 23-year legal career as a Manhattan assistant district attorney, a private practitioner, a consultant to the New York City Transit Authority, a Support Magistrate, a Westchester County Family Court, and an Acting Supreme Court Justice, as the experience and preparation Hudson Valley residents need in a Supreme Court judge.
Judge Malone has served the Westchester Family Court since 2003, first as a support magistrate and then, in 2007, as an elected Westchester Family Court Judge. In addition to presiding over approximately 2,500 cases each year, involving child neglect and abuse, juvenile delinquency, persons in need of supervision (PINS), domestic violence, child custody and visitation, and aspects of paternity and support, Judge Malone presides over uncontested divorces assigned to her from the Matrimonial Part of the Supreme Court in Westchester.
Judge Malone is an officer and director of the Westchester Black Bar Association, and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Mercy College Legal Studies Program and the Lois Bronz Children’s Center. She is a member of the New York State Family Court Judges Association, the Westchester County Bar Association, the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, the Yonkers Lawyers Association and New Rochelle Bar Association, where she served on the Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008. She is a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and a long-standing member of the All Islands Association, Inc., and Sister to Sister International, Inc.