U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Endorses Lara Genovesi for Brooklyn Civil Court Judge

Aug 05, 2012, 17:37 ET from Kate Waterman, Campaign Manager for Lara Genovesi

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Aug. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today.  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer endorsed Lara Genovesi for Civil Court Judge in Brooklyn's First Judicial District in the September 13th Democratic Primary. New York's senior Senator pointed to Lara Genovesi's legal experience, qualifications, and her civic involvement as making her the best choice to be a Civil Court Judge.

Senator Schumer stated, "I have known Lara for many years. She has the experience, intellect and judgment we need in Brooklyn Civil Court. Her understanding of the legal system and her experience in our courts is unmatched. She will be a knowledgeable and thoughtful judge from day one."

"Beyond her stellar legal record, Lara also has also built a legacy of community and civic in Brooklyn's residents and will inform her future judicial career," said Senator Schumer.

Lara Genovesi serves as Principal Law Clerk to the Supervising Judge for Matrimonial Matters in Brooklyn Supreme Court where she advises on legal matters and drafts court decisions. She was a Court Attorney to a Brooklyn Civil Court Judge and has been an attorney in private practice.

Lara Genovesi is a Brooklyn Bar Association Trustee and Vice Chair of its Grievance and Mentoring Committees. She is a former Board Member of the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association, and served as Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Trial Section Subcommittee on Family Law. For the last eight years she has been a Small Claims Arbitrator in Brooklyn Civil Court. As a member of Community Board 2, she has been actively engaged in neighborhood issues.

Lara Genovesi thanked Senator Schumer for his endorsement stating, "I'm proud to have the support of Senator Schumer who has been a model of effective representation for New York." 

Senator Schumer stated, "A knowledgeable and qualified judiciary is in the hands of the voters. If you care about justice in the courts, I ask that you vote for Lara Genovesi in the Thursday, September 13th Democratic Primary.

Brooklyn's First Civil Court District includes Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Boerum Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Fort Greene and a small part of Park Slope.

SOURCE Kate Waterman, Campaign Manager for Lara Genovesi