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                                                             Rosemary S. Pooler

Circuit Judge

Federal Bldg.

100 S. Clinton Street

Syracuse, New York 13261

(315) 448-0420 (t)

(315) 448-0582 (f)



Personal —  Rosemary S. Pooler was born in 1938.  She began service for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1998, appointed by President William J. Clinton.


Judicial — Prior to serving on the Second Circuit, Judge Pooler was a United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of New York from 1994 to 1998.  From 1990 to 1994, she was a Justice of the New York Supreme Court, Fifth Judicial District.


Nonprofit — Judge Pooler was Vice President for Legal Affairs for the Atlantic States Legal Foundation, Inc. from 1989 to 1990.  From 1974 to 1975 she was Upstate Regional Coordinator for the New York Public Interest Research Group. 


Government — Rosemary S. Pooler was Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Utility Structure and Management of Regulated Utilities for the New York State Assembly in 1987.  She was a member of the State Public Service Commission from 1981 to 1986.  From 1975 to 1980 she was Chair and Executive Director for the New York State Consumer Protection Board.  She was Common Councilor for the City of Syracuse from 1974 to 1975.  From 1972 to 1973 she was Director of the Consumer Affairs Unit and Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Syracuse.


Academic — Rosemary S. Pooler was a Visiting Professor of Law at Syracuse University from 1987 to 1988. 


Private Practice — Judge Pooler was an Associate Attorney for Michaels and Michaels from 1969 to 1971.  From 1966 to 1969 she was an Associate Attorney for Crystal, Manes & Rifkin.   


Education —  Rosemary S. Pooler graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1965.  She received an MA in History from the University of Connecticut in 1961 and her BA from Brooklyn College in 1959.


Memberships — Judge Pooler is a member of the:  Association of the Supreme Court Justices of the State of New York; Central New York Women's Bar Association; Federal Judges Association; Onondaga County Bar Association; Women's Bar Association of the State of New York.

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