Candidates for judgeships across the state are in a holding pattern due to legislation which has stalled in the state legislature. The bill would create 20 new family court judge positions, however no one in the state senate has sponsored the legislation yet. This makes it difficult for potential candidates to start collecting signatures for petitions that are due July 10. But advocates have not given up. Stephanie Gendell and Denise Kronstadt, the co-chairs of the New York State Coalition for More Family Court Judges, explain where things stand.

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