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On a personal note, thank you for your understanding and compassion in this matter. Not many people in this world have that for people they don't know. You made my life just alittle less busy and stressed. Please except my deepest thanks! I truly enjoyed our conversation it was very refreshing to talk to another woman instead of a 2 year old child. Again thank you and have a wonderful day.

Thank you,

Melody K.

Mrs. K.:

Thank you for your patience with leading me through this internship. I appreciate all the hard work you put into me and I hope I don't fall short of your expectations in my future career which you have helped prepare me for. You always explained things so that I understood them. You also didn't try to soften what you said as if I couldn't handle it. Thank You.


Belinda T.

Karen A.
New York State Drug Court Program Director
c/o Binghampton, N.Y. 13901

Re: Kristin M.
Drug Court Co-ordinator, Bing. City Court

Dear Ms. A.;

I wish to commend the services of our Drug Court Co-ordinator Kristin M.. As you know, Kristin has been with this Court from the beginning, taking over the responsibilities you had personally taken care of for the court. She continues to do an exceptional job and co-ordinate a superb, committed team in this most difficult task. Her devotion to duty is second to none and that was clearly evident at this last drug court graduation ceremony on Nov. 16th, 2004. This was our largest graduation yet and Kristin has the foresight to plan properly for it. Securing the Supreme Court Room which greatly enhanced the celebration. She continues to do whatever is necessary to ensure that this court runs smoothly and is a credit to this community. She carries on the finest traditions of Binghamton City Court and I hope you will pass along my compliments to her.

All the best,
Mary Anne
Judge, Adult Drug Treatment Court

Re: Carl K.
Volunt Adm: Marilyn T.

Debbie S. has been a pleasure to work with. She assisted us in GA as we handled my fathers estate from afar and she expedited the certificate to accommodate our trip to NY.

Thank you,

Alpharetta, GA

Mary Anne L.
City Court Judge of Binghamton
Governmental Plaza
Binghamton, New York 13901

Dear Judge L.:

Thank you for allowing my class to visit the Domestic Violence Court. It was an invaluable experience for my students and certainly enhanced what I can in the classroom. They are still sharing some of their observations with their peers. One student came to me the very next day asking how one would contact the SOS Shelter because he had a friend that needed their services. That prompted me to realize that many students are unaware about the services that are offered in this community. This further led us to the First Call For Help internet site which proved to be useful.

I appreciated the time you spent talking to the class after the proceedings and sending us the decision from the non-jury trial. It was very satisfying to the students because much of what you cited they had already discussed and wondered about. I will have a new class in the Spring and I look forward to another opportunity to bring students for this kind of experience.

Very truly yours,

Coordinator of Social Studies

Dear Judge L.,

We of Mrs. T.'s government class would like to thank you for inviting us to your court and the time you took out of your day. Our class that attended the court greatly appreciated the chance to view live cases. We all were to learn about the different types of court systems and how they're handled. We would all like to thank you again!.


Mrs. T.'s `03 Government Class.

Hon. Eugene P.
Broome County Surrogate's Court
Broome County Courthouse
Binghamton, NY 13901

Dear Judge P.:

I felt compelled to write to you today and let you know what a pleasure it is dealing with the clerks in your office. Most often I have opportunity to seek the assistance of Sue, Barbara and Marilyn and have always found them to be both pleasant and helpful. They make my job so much easier.

Thank you and thank you to all of your staff

Very truly yours,



Karen A.
Chief Clerk
Binghamton City Court
Governmental Plaza
38 Hawley Street
Binghamton, New York 13901

Dear Karen,

On behalf of all of us at the Binghamton Police Department, I would like to thank you for your participation in our In-Service Training 2003.

Over an eight week period from January 27 till March 21, you taught your subject matter every week during your designated time. We realize the sacrifice this is not only for your time here, but the additional time that was needed to prepare your class material.

The Binghamton Police Department relies on true professionals from community, such as yourself, in order for us to maintain a standard of excellence through training.

Once again, a sincere thanks for a job well done.

Your truly,

Chief of Police

By: Edward
Sergeant of Training

Hon. Eugene E. P.
Broome County Surrogate's Court
Broome County Court House
Binghamton, New York 13901

Dear Judge P.:

As my time at Levene Gouldin & Thompson comes to an end, I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know what a wonderful staff you have.

I began my stint as an estate paralegal in February with very little experience. As you can imagine, I have needed quite a bit of help and guidance. Marilyn, Anita, Barbara and Sue have always been very helpful, understanding and a thousand other words that escape me at this time. Your office, among all others I have dealt with, are by far the most helpful. They are always courteous and friendly. You can always be assured of having your questions answered and/or getting a call back if need be.

We are very lucky to have them, and I wanted you to know how much they are appreciated, not just by me, but everyone who works with them.

Sincerely yours,

Ms. Judy L.
Supreme Court Librarian
Broome County Courthouse
Binghamton, New York 13901

Dear Judy:

I am writing in my capacity as President of the Broome County Magistrates' Association to thank you, again, very much for your very interesting and informative presentation at our recent meeting. I have been striving to make our members aware of the significant resources that are available to them in the nature of legal research. Your presentation was extremely informative particularly in advising the Magistrates of those resources that are available to them through the Supreme Court Library system as well as other resources available to them through the New York State Office of Court Administration.

Your willingness to assist individual Judges with their research projects was commented upon by a number of our members as being most appreciated.

I thank you again for the time and energy expended upon our behalf.

Very truly yours,
Broome County Magistrates Association

Michael P. H., Chief Clerk
Broome County Supreme &County Courts
P. 0. Box 1766
Binghamton, New York 13902

Dear Mike:

As you know, effective April 12 I will begin working for Attorney General Eliot S. in the Binghamton Regional Office. My last day with the District Attorney's Office is Wednesday, April 11.

Allow me this opportunity to express my thanks and gratitude to you and each member of your staff for all of their kindness and courtesy over these last 16 years. The members of your office have always exhibited the highest degree of professionalism and efficiency in their day-to-day work. It has been a pleasure to know them these several years. They have been great to work with.

Please give my best regards to each member of your office, and also my individual thanks.



Senior Assistant District Attorney


Marie B.
Chemung County Family Court
203 William St.
Elmira, NY 14901

Dear Marie:

I want to thank you for your involvement as a member of CDRC 's Chemung County Advisory Council. I also want to apologize for the length of time since our last contact. During the past year, there was significant turnover in CDRC 's staff. The remaining staff used up their time on the most essential tasks. While we have come through this transition stronger than we were before, one unfortunate result was too much time elapsing without our being in touch with you. Since the group last met, the agency has made significant progress in connecting with the Chemung County community. Though we still have much to do, we no longer think that a separate Advisory Council is necessary.

I wanted to share several signs of progress toward our goal of connecting with the Chemung community. One is the fact that this year the agency's Board of Directors is divided evenly between members from Tompkins County and members from Chemung and Schuyler Counties. Steve Jacobsen, CDRC 's Deputy Director since last summer, is an Elmira resident and has been a volunteer mediator with our Elmira office since 1998. Paula S., who helped us open our Chemung County office, continues to be a valued staff member and is now supervisor of our Chemung and Schuyler of'fices. Staff are now a part of several important networks of service providers.

We consider you a friend of the agency and hope you are willing to be contacted when your particular expertise or connections may be of value to us. Similarly, if you have ideas or suggestions that may be helpful to us as we consider how best to meet the needs of Chemung County, please call me, Steve or Paula. We welcome your input.

We look forward to continuing to build relationships with community members like you who are willing to assist us.

Thank you again for your time and support.


Judith A.
Executive Director

Honorable Judith O.
District Administrative Judge
Broome County Supreme & County Courts
Broome County Courthouse, Room 204
P. O. Box 1766
Binghamton, New York 13902

Re: Appeal of SAWAD Corporation
ASBCA No. 53073

Dear Judge O.:

I write to express my appreciation for allowing the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) to use a courtroom in your courthouse. On 30-31 January, I conducted a hearing concerning the subject case, Your staff was extremely hospitable and helpful to me, my court reporter, the parties (a local contractor from Elmira, NY and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers), and their witnesses. The ASBCA has worldwide jurisdiction; therefore, we often must rely onlocal entities for support. On this occasion, the quality of the assistance we received was well above normal.

Particularly helpful were Michael H., Chief Clerk, and his office staff. On 29 January 200 1, Mr. H. greeted me very graciously, oriented me to your facility, and secured a parking space for my use, During the hearing, Mr. H. and staff assisted with our few but very important requests for assistance., We were also very courteously aided by Jeff T., Court Security Director, and his security force. In short, everyone we met treated us splendidly.

Please convey my thanks to Messrs. H. and T. for a job well done,


Administrative Judge

New Vision Law & Government
County Courthouse
Michael J. G., Instructor

Dear Ms. K.,

On behalf of myself and the students in the New Vision Law and Government Program, thank you for speaking with the class last Thursday and making accommodations after we cancelled our previously scheduled visit. As usual, the students appreciated your preparation as well as the time you took out of your day in order to speak with them.

I continue to look forward to working with you and appreciate another great year during which my students will spend time at the Law Library.


Michael J.


I just wanted to let you know how I appreciate all the help you have given me over the years. There are some who help you, and some that REALLY help you.

We all thank you very much.

Thanks, again



Dear Lorraine,

I would like to thank you for helping me with my assignments. I needed alot of help and you were so gracious in taking time out of your work to help me find whatever it was that I needed. Thank you for everything you did for me and for all you do for the community.



Judy A. L., District Law Librarian
Binghamton Supreme Court Library

Dear Judy:

I am writing to sing my praises for Terrie S., Tompkins County's Supreme Court Law Library Clerk. Terrie has been with the courts for many years so I know you are well aware of what a knowledgeable, dedicated, generous and all-around wonderful person she is. A true asset to the a Unified Court System. I would like to let you and others know what a huge help Terrie has been to me and to the Cortland Supreme Court Library.

During the recent months that the Law Library Clerk position was vacant here, Terrie, in addition to maintaining her usual workload, came to Cortland regularly and did an excellent job in keeping the library functioning and whipping things into order. What an advantage it's been for me, making the transition into my new position.

Terrie continued to come regularly to train me and I could not have asked for a better person to do the job. Her knowledge in all aspects of running a law library and her good-humored and patient approach to imparting some of that knowledge made it an experience of which I am truly appreciative. I feel very fortunate to have been able to step into such a well organized work space with such a competent and personable mentor at my side.

My hearfelt thanks goes out to Terrie for all that she has done and all that she continues to do. I would like everyone in the Sixth to know what a gem Terrie S. is, although if you know her, you already know that.


Elizabeth W.


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