Hon. Howard R. Silver See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Bronx County
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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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Comment #: NY3373
I truly marveled recording each and every court proceeding I took before the Honorable Howard R. Silver. As a court reporter, we not only record the proceedings, we see what each and every person is doing in the courtroom. One day, I saw Judge Howard R. Silver displaying as though he required energy, and his new court attorney was not aware of the situation nor in the courtroom at that time. As I was recording the proceedings in the courtroom, I flagged to a court officer to call his confidential secretary to come downstairs to check his sugar. Lo and behold, I was right. I could not go to his funeral, as I was working. I went to the Memorial Service for a short time, as I had to take care of my mother who was then transferred to rehab. But I will quote the Honorable Howard R. Silver stating to the jury in his preliminary instructions, "You can't do that," meaning you cannot speak to the lawyers in the hallway, you cannot speak to the parties in the lawsuit," and to the alternates, "you have to be here every day in case one of the regular jurors gets sick." When I pass Room 405A at 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York, or when I sit in that courtroom again, I will always have the presence of the Honorable Howard R. Silver. Rest in Peace, "SUPER JUDGE." Love always, Laura Bisignano