Hon. Joan Posner See Rating Details

Family Court
Dutchess County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.1 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 7 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. Joan Posner


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Other

Comment #: NY4943
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Did you read the reviews? There isn't one good thing anyone has ever had to say about her, ever. She's awful. After this, if nothing happens, I'm going to move my case to a superior judge so I can get this biased person off the case. She clearly doesn't care about justice, she makes decisions without knowing facts, and when the facts show that her decision was wrong, for the sake of not admitting that she was wrong, she just wastes everyone's time.

Other

Comment #: NY4889
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is an embarrassment to the judicial system. She should be tossed off the bench much sooner than later. Judging by her rating, I'm surprised it hasn't happened yet. I think she would do much better at judging a pork-and-beans cook-off at a county fair somewhere in the boondocks of Middle America -- or better yet, a swine contest. (Maybe she can bring home the blue ribbon.) Truly the worst judge I have ever had the displeasure of witnessing. If you're a man in her courtroom, I feel very badly for you. I think she started the He/She Manhaters' Club.

Other

Comment #: NY4834
Rating:Not Rated
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I didn't deserve to have my rights terminated. She did not have all the facts. I have accomplished everything that the department of CPS asked. I may have hit a bump in the road, but during that time I was under a lot of stress. I lost my Medicaid because I made too much money, but not enough to pay for therapy and meds. I was going through a trial for my first violation, which I won, but at the time I thought I was losing. I had my plate full, and had to find an apartment on top of all that, which I did. Mothers do desperate things in desperate times. I thought I was doing the right thing. And what's funny is that my current therapist says I don't need therapy and that she only took me on because of my custody battle for my son. Judge Posner didn't have all the facts in my case. I deserve my baby.

Other

Comment #: NY4743
Rating:1.0
Comments:
If you are not a woman in Judge Posner's court, you aren't treated as a human being. I have sat by and watched someone I love and who truly loves his children be stripped of his right to even be allowed to say "I love you" to his children. In what world is this acceptable?

Other

Comment #: NY4728
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In all my life I have never seen such a biased judge. If you are not a man in Judge Posner's court, you aren't treated as a human being! I am a woman and a single parent who has been through a custody battle, and I have never seen such injustice as I have seen under her rule. She knows nothing of truth or honor. She makes up her mind and then ignores all the facts.

Litigant

Comment #: NY4208
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She wasn't interested in protecting my welfare. Didn't care about the evidence.from a woman who served many years for battered women, she has surely changed. After my husband abusing me and violating a current restraining order. She listened to his lawyer's lies instead of protecting my well being. Threatened me if I didn't prove he hit me she would vacate me from my home with no job nor place to live. yelled she had more important cases than ours. All cases are important especially to the person involved.

Other

Comment #: NY3692
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Sad spent 2 years in front of her and i and thank god my son turned 18 .Bottom line if your a man you are screwed in front of her .police reports ,ambulance reports, pictures of injuries and she dropped charges and tossed me from the house , she is only concerned with keeping her friend employed, does not recognize dv against men.

Court Staff

Comment #: NY3236
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is bad.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3217
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is a bias and lazy. She enters family court with an agenda. The law is set aside. She is now suspected of tampering with evidence. Where is OCA???? What the hell do they do for a living?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3167
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Horrible, biased, prejudicial. For those who say a man abused you - the reward is you get the upper-hand, no matter what the facts reveal in the future, (if you are allowed to get to the facts). Period. Lets allegations control, not facts. Gets angry when facts upset her view of the case. Law clerk lacks knowledge to do the job. I am declining cases and referring them to others to avoid this court. Tragic.

Other

Comment #: NY2930
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
It would amaze me if this judge paid attention to what was going on in her own court room. Her staff seems to have more of a grip on whats going on than she does. She rudley rants and screams at people in fron tof her and claims to be able to tell who is lying with no evidence. She must use a magic eight ball to make these decissions as people have lied straight to her face and she finds them credible. It's a shame these judges get paid so much and sit so long to abuse people and be ignorant to the truth and evidence. New York State courts are out of control and need to be cleaned up. These people are just there for a pay check and the law and justice seem to slip by them. Maybe if they actually represented cases in court prior to being a judge instead of being a law clerk they would have some insight.