State Supreme Court justice has served as administrative judge since 2011

ROCHESTER — State Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran will again serve as the chief supervisor of courts in the eight-county 7th Judicial District.  

Doran, first elected as Ontario County judge in 1999, has been selected as the district's administrative judge annually for the last six years. 

Doran's reappointment was announced Monday following the designation by Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks, with approval of the chief judge and in consultation with the presiding justices of the four departments of the Appellate Division on behalf of their respective courts.

As administrative judge, Doran oversees the operations of all trial courts within the Seventh Judicial District, which includes Ontario, Wayne, Monroe, Cayuga, Livingston, Seneca, Steuben and Yates counties.  

In a press release issued by the Seventh Judicial District, Doran expressed gratitude to Marks, as well as Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and the four presiding justices of the Appellate Divisions, for his 2017 reappointment.

“I look forward to continuing our commitment to the chief judge’s Excellence Initiative and welcome the opportunity to enhance our efforts to improve the level of justice services the citizens of this state have a right to expect,” Doran stated in the release. 

“With the help of more than 800 justices, judges, and town and village justices and employees, we will work to ensure that the one million-plus individuals living within our district receive the justice they deserve,” he concluded. “We remain committed to advancing the core mission of the courts of the state of New York, promoting the rule of law and to serve the public by providing just and timely resolution of all matters before the courts.” 

Doran was elected as Ontario County judge a second time in 2009. He was chosen in November 2015 to take one of the four state Supreme Court seats in the 7th Judicial District.