Hon. Courtenay W. Hall See Rating Details

Family Court
Saratoga County
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* 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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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5945
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The Hall strikes again. The man can't keep names straight of litigants in the court room, let alone make any kind of sound judgment on complex family matters.

If there is a way to have sitting judges investigation, reviewed, critiqued, whatever.... I'd love to hear. This man is not thinking in the best interests of children what so ever.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5815
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
In addition to the comment below:

No, I am not pursuing this any further. I have nor the time, money, energy or patience to go though this again.

If Judge Hall truly did operate within the confines of the law thus escaping a trial and omitting overwhelming evidence supporting a change of school districts; then the laws should seriously be reevaluated.

Family court is having a profound effect in this society of increased divorce rate and child custody disputes. People's lives are being altered significantly from snap rulings and unfair dismissals.

It took decades for men to have even a shot in court against women. But still, the obstacle for men to overcome is enormous, especially if you don't have political influence or mounds of cash to afford representation. Entire firms have developed for representing men (Cordell & Cordell) simply advertising the one thing men want, a fair shot.

While the playing field is leveling; we now need to address the judges presiding over these cases and the rules of conduct in, and out of the courtroom.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5648
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Favors men???? Please my ex has been in and out of jail for various felonies and she still got custody without a lawyer......Favors men my azz

Other

Comment #: NY5251
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is clearly biased in favor of men, and is belittling, downright offensive and discriminatory towards women. He makes derogatory comments, and tells stories of other cases that are completely irrelevant to the case at hand, wasting the time of everyone involved. He is clearly an angry man who lets his own opinions control his decisions, while totally ignoring all pertinent information.

Other

Comment #: NY4899
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In 2000, I was raped by a woman while highly intoxicated and unconscious. This same woman later attempted to kill me in my own house while she was 7 months pregnant. Shortly thereafter, she took me to court and was awarded a ridiculous amount of arrears and child support ($3000.00) for an 18-year old. Without even letting me get a single word in or allowing me to explain that the woman he just handed my money to was a rapist, an attempted murderer and a scam artist that stole my first-born child in order to collect a check so she could buy cocaine. This all occurred under Judge Abramson, and after he resigned, Judge Hall picked up where he left off and proceeded to threaten me with jail if I did not comply with his orders, and then jacked up my payments to the point where I could no longer support myself and even threw me in jail for weeks and months on end when I couldn't find work in Saratoga (which has a six-week tourist economy). This has gone on for the past 13 years. I've gone so far as to contact civil and human rights organizations, hundreds of lawyers that want nothing to do with child support cases, and, yes, even the President. It wasn't until I threatened to go to the media that anyone in that court system began listening to me, and realized that I wasn't going to just stand by and be part of the Republican slave labor system they have going there. To any who may read this after me: fight. Go to the media en masse. Bullies and people abusing positions of power hate the spotlight.

Other

Comment #: NY3329
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Unfortunately in this county it is him or the other who is worst. The best I can say about him is it is good to be in front of him during the track season as he will expedite the few cases before him to get to the track by the first race!

Litigant

Comment #: NY3159
Rating:1.0
Comments:
His Honorless Countenay HA-HA-HA Hall is a joke on Families, I am a father who had a lawyer repersent me and i got threatened TWICE by this joke"you had better say the same and "you will do what i say when i say it" I am not a dog n...,I see NO JOKE WHEN IT COMES TO MY CHILDREN ,The Jokidicial Commision said it was O.K for him to threaten me and would do nothing about it..The only good thing is my son no longer lives in Saratoga County so Courtenay has no say about my children anymore..HE IS A BIASED P.O.S ..

Litigant

Comment #: NY2765
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Hall went against his own rulings. Was predjudiced against me when I represented myself. He was angry and cold. He did not read the final order before he signed it. It was incorrect and he refused to correct it. He was biased and showed obvious favoritism to the father who was able to afford representation.

Litigant

Comment #: NY2216
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Completely bias. He favors the plaintiff and tends to lean toward the father. This is HIS courtroom and dont you DARE attempt to speak out of turn or try to stick up for yourself. DO NOT attempt to be seen in front of him without representation.