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Hon. Richard A. Dollinger

Supreme Court of the State of New York, Seventh Judicial District
Acting Supreme Court Justice
Rochester, NY, USA

Richard A. Dollinger is a judge of the New York Court of Claims and an acting Supreme Court Justice assigned to matrimonial matters in Rochester, New York.  He is a graduate of St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto and the Albany Law School, where he was an editor of the law review.  He was a trial lawyer for 28 years.

His public service includes five years in the Monroe County Legislature and 10 years in the New York State Senate.  He is a fellow of Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resources Center ("ASTAR") and the treasurer and a board member of the National Courts and Science Institute ("NCSI") in Washington, D.C.  He is the

supervising judge for the town and village courts in five New York counties and the co­ chair of the automation and technology subcommittee of the New York Chief Judge's Second Special Commission on Fiduciary Appointments.   He also serves a member of the New York Judicial lnstitute's Civil Practice Committee and has made numerous presentations there involving matrimonial issues and mental health issues under Articles 9 and 10 of the New York Mental Hygiene Law.  He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Monroe County Bar Association and the Assisting Children through Transition (ACT) Program for children and parents dealing with divorce.  He has published more than 100 decisions and articles on topics as varied as the divorce of anarchist Emma Goldman, the rules of evidence applied to the songs of Billy Joel, the heyday of steam yachts, domestic violence in pendent lite applications for exclusive use of a marital residence, the role of judges in the women's rights movement prior to the Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention, political corruption and the "honest services" doctrine and the concept of limited scope representation in legal matters.


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