Sarah Jo Hamilton
Ms. Hamilton received a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University and a J.D. degree from
St. Johns School of Law. Currently, she serves as Executive Director, Office of
Character and Fitness, New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department.
Ms. Hamilton has served as a member, Committee on Professional Responsibility, The
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and member, Committee on Professional
Discipline, New York State Bar Association. A member of the New York Bar, Ms.
Hamilton is a frequent lecturer.
Hon. Judith J. Gische
Justice Judith J. Gische was born in Queens, New York in 1956. In 1977 she received her undergraduate degree, with honors, from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1977. She went on to receive her law degree from SUNY Buffalo in 1980.
In October 2012 Justice Gische was appointed and presently serves as an Associate Justice in the New York State Appellate Division, First Judicial Department.
Justice Gische served as a Judge in the Housing Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Kings County, between 1990 and 1993. She was elected to the Civil Court in 1994 and reelected in 2004. She was appointed an acting Supreme Court Justice in 1997. She was elected to the Supreme Court in 2009. She presided over dedicated matrimonial parts in both the Bronx and New York County for seven years. For eight years she presided over an lAS Civil Part in New York County.
Prior to her election to the bench, Justice Gische was a Judicial Clerk in the Appellate Division, Third Department from 1980 to 1982 and a senior attorney at Richenthal, Abrams & Moss from 1982 to 1990.
Justice Gische is a member of the New York Chapter of the Women's Bar Association, where she serves as a member of the Board of Directors. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association. She is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where she has served on the Tort Litigation Committee, the Matrimonial Committee, as Chair of the Housing Court Public Services Project, on the Council on Public Service, the Housing Court Committee, and on various Advisory Committees. She is a member of the New York County Lawyer's Association where, she serves on the Judicial Section. She is a member of the New York Association of Women Judges.
Justice Gische has been an Adjunct Professor for the last 10 years at New York Law School. She has also been a featured lecturer, on numerous occasions, at bar and other professional association programs. She has published a number of articles on housing, custody and guardianship issues. She is also a contributing author of the, soon to be released, updated version of the Judges Bench Book.
Joseph J. Bambara, Esq.
Joseph J. Bambara is currently In House Counsel and a VP of technology architecture at UCNY, Inc. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. For the last 15 years, he has been acting as Counsel for small to mid-size technology firms in the metro area. Most recently, he has worked on cloud computing, social networking, mobile media and outsourcing contracts. He has done work with intellectual property especially as it pertains to mobile and enterprise software, SMS mobile marketing issues as well as trade/service marks. In addition to presentations at Lawline, he has done CLE’s on law and technology for New York County, the New York City Bar Association and National Constitution Center. Prior entrepreneurial career includes developing applications for the financial, brokerage, manufacturing, medical, and entertainment industries on the mobile and enterprise platforms.
Mr. Bambara has a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Computer Science. He holds a Juris Doctorate in Law and is admitted to the New York State Bar. He has taught various computer courses for CCNY's School of Engineering. He is member of the New York County Lawyers Association Cyberspace Committee and an active member in the International Technology Law Association. He has authored the following books: Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Study Guide (Exam 310-051) (McGraw-Hill, 2007), J2EE Unleashed (SAMS 2001), PowerBuilder: A Guide To Developing Client/Server Applications (McGraw-Hill, 1995), Informix: Client/Server Application Development (McGraw-Hill, 1997), Informix: Universal Data Option (McGraw-Hill, 1998), SQL Server Developer's Guide (IDG, 2000). He has taught numerous courses and given many presentations on all aspects of the law and enterprise and mobile development in cities worldwide, including Los Angeles, Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Orlando, Nashville, New York, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm.