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AABANY Member Justice Randall Eng Appointed Queens Administrative Judge, Supreme Court, Criminal Ter
AABANY Member Justice Randall Eng Appointed Queens Administrative Judge, Supreme Court, Criminal Term
March 14, 2007


The Asian American Bar Association of New York congratulates one of its own, Justice Randall Eng, a longtime member, who has been appointed as the Administrative Judge of the Criminal Term in Queens County Supreme Court.  The announcement was made today by Justice Jonathan Lippman, Chief Administrative Judge of Queens County.  

AABANY believes that Justice Eng is easily the most qualified candidate for the job and thus wrote a letter of support for his appointment.  Born in Canton, China, he received his law degree from St. John University of Law School in 1972 and has dedicated 24 years to judicial service.    His legal scholarship is unquestioned, as demonstrated by his five years of service as an adjunct professor at St. John’s Law School.  Equally unimpeachable is Justice Eng’s reputation for integrity, as evidenced by his years of service as Inspector General with the New York City Department of Correction and for the Office of Court Administration (“OCA”) Judicial Ethics Panel in the capacity of training and teaching other judges.  Already, Justice Eng has been recognized as a leader in the judiciary, as he currently serves as President of the Supreme Court Justices Association of the City of New York.

Justice Eng’s judicial career reflects the racially and ethnically diverse community in Queens.  AABANY President Vincent Chang said, “Justice Eng possesses the experience and skills to ably serve in the role of Administrative Judge.  I know in the eyes of the Asian American community, the elevation of Justice Eng to the role of Administrative Judge will significantly promote public confidence in the bench and in our legal system.” 

AABANY believes Justice Eng’s elevation to Administrative Judge sends a positive message to the large and burgeoning Asian American population in Queens and that this is just beginning for other Asian American jurists.