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Mayor de Blasio Appoints Three Judges to Family and Civil Court

July 5, 2017

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the appointments of one new judge to Family Court and two new judges to Civil Court. These judges have diverse and extensive experience in their fields, and are dynamically qualified to serve New Yorkers.

“New Yorkers deserve experienced, impartial and committed judges in court,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “I look forward to working with these three new judges, who have a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds and will work tirelessly in the best interest of all New Yorkers.”

The Mayor appointed the following judges:


Judge Melody Glover
Judge Glover has 30 years of experience in public service specializing in family and criminal law. She began her career with the Legal Aid Society in the Juvenile Rights Division for five years including serving as an Assistant Attorney-in-Charge in the Kings County office before working in the Criminal Defense Division. She then became a solo practitioner practicing in the areas of family and criminal law, and is also serving with Queens Law Associates, including as Supervising Attorney, for nearly 21 years. Judge Glover received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her law degree from Fordham University School of Law.

CIVIL COURT – both assigned to Family Court

Judge Elenor Reid
Judge Reid began her career with the New York City Law Department including in the Family Court Division. She then served with the New York State Unified Court System for 16 years including as an appellate court attorney and as a Principal Law Clerk. Judge Reid graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and received her law degree from New York Law School. Judge Reid is appointed to the Civil Court and has been assigned to Family Court.

Judge Christopher Robles
Judge Robles has been in private practice for nearly 18 years with litigation experience in family law, civil practice, and appellate practice. Judge Robles is on the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rican Bar Association. He received his undergraduate degree from St. John’s University and his law degree from CUNY Law School. Judge Robles is appointed to the Civil Court and has been assigned to Family Court.

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