Suffern, NY (November 28, 2012)—Mayor Dagan Lacorte announced the appointment of Stephanie Furgang Adwar as Suffern’s Acting Village Justice, making her the first woman to serve in that post.
“Stephanie Adwar is a skilled and thoughtful lawyer and will be a fair and deliberate judge,” Lacorte said.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity for public service. I look forward to serving my Suffern neighbors. Thank you, Mayor Lacorte, for this great honor,” Adwar said.
Adwar, a lifelong Suffern resident, is a founding partner of Furgang & Adwar, L.L.P., an intellectual property and entertainment law firm with offices in West Nyack, White Plains and New York City. She received as J.D. from Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television Production from New York University - Tisch School of Arts.
“Stephanie Adwar is an outstanding choice to serve the people of Suffern. Her impressive resume` and thoughtful manner will be recognized and appreciated by all who appear before her.” said Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, a Suffern resident and former trustee.
Adwar is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York, the United States Districts Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome another woman to Suffern’s government,” said Deputy Mayor Jo Corrigan, “Judge Adwar will serve with distinction.”
“Stephanie Adwar is an active member of our community and she will make a terrific judge,” said Trustee Patricia Abato, “I’m looking forward to her service.”
Mayor Lacorte said Adwar will be sworn in at Suffern’s annual village government reorganization meeting on Monday December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Village Hall, 61 Washington Avenue, Suffern.
“I invite all of our residents to join us for this wonderful ceremony,” Lacorte said.