Montgomery County

Lorman seeks full-time Amsterdam city judge post

Part-time City Court Judge Lisa Lorman said she will run for a full-time position on the bench.

Part-time City Court Judge Lisa Lorman said she will run for a full-time position on the bench. Lorman, the first woman elected to serve as a City Court judge, was appointed in 2008 and has since been elected to two additional terms.

A vacancy on the bench will be created when City Court Judge Howard M. Aison retires at the end of the year.

Lorman, a Democrat, said it was the “right time” to run for a full-time position on the bench and cited her experience as why she should be elected.

“I have the experience on the bench and I think that can be carried over to a full-time position,” she said. “With Aison stepping down it was just the right time to take a run at the spot.”

Lorman, who is a partner in the Lorman Law Firm P.C., has also served in the capacity as part-time attorney for the Montgomery County Department of Social Services since 1993. She prosecutes child abuse and neglect proceedings and other work on behalf of the county.

Lorman said she is fair and understanding, making her a good candidate for the job.

“I think it is a great fit,” she said. “I have experience dealing with the police, the community and the people. If elected, I look to continue what I have been doing and strengthen the relationships that I have made.”

Lorman has also served as assistant corporation counsel for the city of Amsterdam and she recently served as president of the Montgomery County Bar Association.

She earned her law degree from Albany Law School in 1988, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.

A news release announcing Lorman’s decision to run for the judgeship said she is an active community volunteer, serving on the board of directors for both the Montgomery County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery County.

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