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Albert M. Rosenblatt
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Albert M. Rosenblatt, Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals, was born in New York City on January 17, 1936, the son of Fannie (Dachs) Rosenblatt and Isaac Rosenblatt. He is married to Dr. Julia (Carlson) Rosenblatt, a writer and former Vassar College professor. They have one daughter, Betsy (Williams College, '95; Harvard Law School, '99).

Judge Rosenblatt was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in 1957 and from Harvard Law School in 1960. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in Dutchess County from 1964-1969, after which he served two terms as District Attorney (1969-1975). Thereafter, he served as Dutchess County Judge (1976-1981) and Supreme Court Justice (1982-1987). From 1987 to 1989, he was the state's Chief Administrative Judge, followed by service for ten years (1989-1998) on the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department. After Governor Pataki nominated him to serve on the Court of Appeals, he was confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1998.

His other judicial and professional activities include: New York State Bar Association Award for Outstanding Prosecutorial Services (1974); President, New York State District Attorneys' Association (1974-1975); New York State Crime Laboratory Advisory Committee (1975-1984); New York State Bench Book for Trial Judges, panel member (1986-1987); Fidelis Juri Award for Outstanding Service to the Unified Court System, New York State Supreme Court Officers' Association (1988); Man of the Year Award, Court Officers' Association (1989); Faculty, New York State Judicial Training Seminars (1973-1986); New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section Award for Outstanding Judicial Contributions (1995); New York State Bar Journal Board of Editors (1991-2001); and president of the newly chartered Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York.

Judge Rosenblatt's teaching and academic activities include: Moot Court Judge, Harvard law School (1992, 1996); Teaching Team Member, Trial Advocacy Workshop, Harvard Law School (1998, 1999).

He has written a wide variety of articles in law journals and professional publications on topics including sentencing statutes, disability law, search warrants, due process, alternative dispute resolution, court history, and, most recently, co-authored a treatise on appellate practice with Stuart Cohen and Martin Brownstein. He also co-edited five issues of the New York State Bar Journal with Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye. He has also written popular articles, in some instances with his wife, Julia. In 1994 the two taught a course at Vassar College in the department of Victorian Studies. Judge Rosenblatt is a certified professional (associate) ski instructor, and a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, as well as a former editor of the Baker Street Journal. He is also a nationally ranked squash player. In 1997 and 2001, he played on the United States (Master's) Maccabiah Squash Team.

He lives in LaGrange, New York, and has chambers at 10 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601.

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