The Fulton County Bar Association will meet Monday afternoon to decide whether to attempt to file a “friend of the court” brief supporting the final appeal of Fulton County Family Court Judge David F. Jung.
In February, the state Commission on Judicial Conduct ruled Jung must be removed from office for violating the rights of five individuals he sent to jail in 2005 after either denying them lawyers or failing to have them present in court – or both.
Jung and his lawyer, Vincent Capasso Jr. of Schenectady, have appealed the commission ruling to the state Court of Appeals.
The Bar Association will meet in special session at 3 p.m. Monday to decide whether to file a motion with the court seeking permission to submit the so-called “amicus curiae” brief.
A proposed brief prepared by Anthony Casale of the Mayfield firm of Schur & Casale, is being circulated among bar members.
The brief makes the argument that Jung committed “a human error,” and that he “acted in a manner which he believed at the time was appropriate.”
Bar Association President Russell P. Martin declined comment on the brief and the meeting.
Casale and Capasso were not available Friday to comment, staff members in their offices said.
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