Resolution J1398-2013

Honoring Saratoga County Public Defender John H. Ciulla Jr., upon the occasion of his retirement after 35 years of distinguished service

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  • Apr 23, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 23, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Saratoga County Public Defender John H.
Ciulla Jr., upon the occasion  of  his  retirement  after  35  years  of
distinguished service

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
significant milestones in the distinguished careers  of  esteemed  resi-
dents of this noble Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Saratoga  County Public Defender John H. Ciulla Jr. upon the occasion of
his retirement after 35 years of distinguished service to  the  Saratoga
County Public Defender's Office; and
  WHEREAS,  Saratoga  County  Public Defender John H. Ciulla Jr.'s legal
career has spanned nearly 35 years and encompassed thousands  of  cases;
he stepped down from his position in March 2013; and
  WHEREAS, John H. Ciulla Jr. graduated from the State University of New
York  at  Cortland  with a degree in math education but, inspired by the
example of an attorney who did wonderful  things  for  his  hometown  of
Mechanicville, New York, opted to attend Albany Law School instead; and
  WHEREAS,  After  graduating from law school, John H. Ciulla Jr. worked
at a small law firm in Saratoga Springs, New York,  before  opening  his
own practice in 1978, the same year he took a job as an assistant public
defender in the Saratoga County Public Defender's Office; and
  WHEREAS,  John  H.  Ciulla Jr. was appointed county public defender in
1989 and maintained a private law practice until 2001, when the position
of public defender was made full-time; and
  WHEREAS, For nearly 35 years, John H. Ciulla  Jr.  rendered  faithful,
conscientious  and  valuable  service  to  the  Saratoga  County  Public
Defender's Office, earning the admiration, esteem and affection  of  his
colleagues; and
  WHEREAS,  John  H. Ciulla Jr. is widely respected as an accessible and
committed defender, whose steady hand, even temper and quiet but  deter-
mined work ethic will be missed by all; and
  WHEREAS,  In  his capacity as Saratoga County Public Defender, John H.
Ciulla Jr. served with loyalty, honor and distinction, and always showed
a unique grasp of human problems in his official acts; and
  WHEREAS, With him throughout have been  his  wife,  Linda,  and  their
daughters,  Lisa  Ann  and Jennifer, all of whom feel privileged to be a
part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
  WHEREAS, In retirement, John H. Ciulla Jr. plans to  spend  more  time
with  his  family, travel, exercise, and return to private practice on a
part-time basis; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  when  individ-
uals  of  such  noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all  the  citizens  of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Saratoga County Public Defender John H. Ciulla Jr. upon the  occa-
sion  of  his retirement after nearly 35 years of distinguished service;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John H. Ciulla Jr.

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