A day after Patrick Bulgaro officially stepped down from the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has named a replacement: Judge Renee Roth.

“Judge Roth has a long and distinguished career serving the people of New York,” Silver said in a statement this afternoon. “She is well respected among her peers in the legal community and I am honored that she has agreed to serve as a member of JCOPE.”

Roth is a Fordham Law School and City College of New York grad, and was a New York County Surrogate Court judge from 1983 to 2008.

She is a counsel for the law firm McLaughlin & Stern LLP.

She is currently working also as a judicial hearing officer for the state Supreme Court and works as an adjunct professor at Fordham.

Roth joins JCOPE as Silver reamins under fire for his handling of the Vito Lopez sexual harassment case. The ethics commission in May issued a blistering report detailing abuse and harassment from Lopez directed at female legislative aides.

Silver and his top staff have not been accused of breaking the law, and the speaker has apologized for concealing more than $100,000 in taxpayer settlement money given to the staffers.