J1398

Honoring Saratoga County Public Defender John H. Ciulla Jr., upon the occasion of his retirement after 35 years of distinguished ser...

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J1398


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Saratoga County Public Defender John H.
Ciulla Jr., upon the occasion of his retirement after 35 years of
distinguished service

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
significant milestones in the distinguished careers of esteemed resi-
dents of this noble Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Saratoga County Public Defender John H. Ciulla Jr. upon the occasion of
his retirement after 35 years of distinguished service to the Saratoga
County Public Defender's Office; and
WHEREAS, Saratoga County Public Defender John H. Ciulla Jr.'s legal
career has spanned nearly 35 years and encompassed thousands of cases;
he stepped down from his position in March 2013; and
WHEREAS, John H. Ciulla Jr. graduated from the State University of New
York at Cortland with a degree in math education but, inspired by the
example of an attorney who did wonderful things for his hometown of
Mechanicville, New York, opted to attend Albany Law School instead; and
WHEREAS, After graduating from law school, John H. Ciulla Jr. worked
at a small law firm in Saratoga Springs, New York, before opening his
own practice in 1978, the same year he took a job as an assistant public
defender in the Saratoga County Public Defender's Office; and
WHEREAS, John H. Ciulla Jr. was appointed county public defender in
1989 and maintained a private law practice until 2001, when the position
of public defender was made full-time; and
WHEREAS, For nearly 35 years, John H. Ciulla Jr. rendered faithful,
conscientious and valuable service to the Saratoga County Public
Defender's Office, earning the admiration, esteem and affection of his
colleagues; and
WHEREAS, John H. Ciulla Jr. is widely respected as an accessible and
committed defender, whose steady hand, even temper and quiet but deter-
mined work ethic will be missed by all; and
WHEREAS, In his capacity as Saratoga County Public Defender, John H.
Ciulla Jr. served with loyalty, honor and distinction, and always showed
a unique grasp of human problems in his official acts; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Linda, and their
daughters, Lisa Ann and Jennifer, all of whom feel privileged to be a
part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, In retirement, John H. Ciulla Jr. plans to spend more time
with his family, travel, exercise, and return to private practice on a
part-time basis; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Saratoga County Public Defender John H. Ciulla Jr. upon the occa-
sion of his retirement after nearly 35 years of distinguished service;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John H. Ciulla Jr.

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  • 19 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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