Hon. Raymond L. Bruce See Rating Details

Supreme Court (Criminal)
Bronx County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.7 - 3 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. Raymond L. Bruce


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY7820
The only thing worse for a criminal defendant than a strict judge is a dumb one. J. Bruce is an embarrassment to the legal profession. The judge should always be one of the smartest people in the room, not the dumbest one. How can the community have faith in the system when they have judges like J. Bruce to answer to. I guess thus us what we get when our judges run unopposed.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY178
Judge Bruce is a good person who happens to be a good judge. He has good instincts and is street smart. I argued a case before him two years ago. Given that the case was an ugly sex abuse case between stepfather and daughter, I wasn't too pleased with the judge I drew. However, he did acquit as he should have and I was impressed that he did the right thing, even though the case was so ugly. My only complaint, albeit a minor one, was that he insisted on counsel to approch the bench on almost every issue, no matter how trivial. But, having said that, he gave my client a fair trial. That's all we can ask for.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY87
A decent man who is evolving and learning as a judge. I hope he stays with us in the Bronx.