City court’s Maureen Ball to receive state award

by Andrew Henderson

Maureen Ball, chief clerk for the Fulton City Court,will receive the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program’s prestigious DIY Star Award.

The award will be presented to Ball Thursday, Nov. 1 in Fulton City Court by Fern A. Fisher, deputy chief administrative judge of New York City and director of the NYS Access to Justice Program.

In addition, James Tormey, chief administrative judge for the Fifth Judicial District, and other court dignitaries will be present as well.

The award is given in appreciation for Ball’s hard work and effort in assisting in the development, implementation and promotion of the Do-it -Yourself form programs for unrepresented landlords and tenants in the Fulton City Court, as well as promoting the programs to other city court chief clerks, said Fisher.

Fulton City Court Judge Spencer Ludington said, “Maureen has been an incredible asset to the New York State Court system.  She has been an invaluable aid in the implementation of the DIY program and other court improvement projects throughout the State of New York.

“She has a statewide reputation as a knowledgeable and hard working innovator, which has assisted greatly in the efficient administration of justice,” he added. “This is a well deserved award.”

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