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Edward D. Carni, a judge on the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, will speak about the justice system on Tuesday, April 20, at SUNY Cortland.

Carni, a 1982 SUNY Cortland graduate, will present “The Justice System: A View from the Bench,” at 6:30 p.m. in Sperry Center, Room 105. The talk is free and open to the public.

Carni is an associate justice and has served on the Second Department since December 2006. He was re-designated as an additional Justice of the Fourth Department, effective Jan. 30, 2009. His term expires on Dec. 31, 2015.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from SUNY Cortland in 1982. He received his Juris Doctor from Whittier College School of Law in 1985.

Carni began his legal career in 1985, working for the Onondaga County Department of Social Services Legal Division. The following year, he began working as a private practice lawyer, a job he held until 2001. During this time, he also served as Judge of the Syracuse City Court. He was appointed to this position in August of 1995 and was elected the following November.

In May 2001, Carni was nominated to the State Supreme Court by Gov. George Pataki. He was confirmed by the Senate in June 2001 and left the Syracuse City Court to assume his position as Supreme Court Justice for Oneida County, 5th Judicial District. He was elected to the court in November 2001 as the Supreme Court Justice for Onondaga County, 5th Judicial District. He joined the Appellate Division in December 2006.

For more information, contact Christopher Latimer, Political Science Department.