1. The Laws of New York
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  4. Article 2: Organization and Administration


Section 22 Judges of the court

New York City Criminal Court (CRC)

(1) Each of the judges of the court shall be a resident of the city. No person, other than one who holds such office on the first day of September, nineteen hundred sixty-two, may assume the office of judge of the court unless he has been admitted to practice law in this state at least ten years.

  (2) As vacancies in the office of judge occur, the mayor shall fill such vacancies by appointment. Each such appointment shall be for a term of ten years except that when a vacancy shall occur otherwise than by expiration of term on the last day of December of any year, the appointment shall be for the unexpired term. The mayor shall make a certificate of each appointment which shall state the title of the office, the name of the appointee and the term for which he is appointed. Certified copies of the certificate shall be filed in the offices of the city clerk and of the appellate divisions of the supreme court having supervisory and administrative powers over the court, and the original shall be delivered to the appointee.

  (4) No judge of the court appointed after the first day of September, nineteen hundred sixty-two shall hold any of the offices or trusts, or engage in any of the activities, prohibited by section twenty (b) of article six of the constitution. Judges in office or appointed on that date shall be subject to the provisions of section one hundred sixty-one of the New York city criminal courts act, as last amended prior to its repeal herein, for the period ending the thirty-first day of August, nineteen hundred sixty-three, and thereafter shall be subject to the said constitutional provision in every respect.

  (5) The judges of the court shall be subject to removal and compulsory retirement in the manner provided in the judiciary law.