John Falk ()
John Falk, justice of Brighton town court, has replaced Perinton Town Court Justice Thomas Klonick as a member of the state panel that monitors the conduct of judges in New York state.
The Commission on Judicial Conduct said Falk has been appointed by state Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to a four-year term ending on March 31. The chief judge gets three appointments to the 11-member commission.
The seat Falk took on the commission is reserved by law for a sitting town or village court justice. Commission members are not paid for serving on the panel, but receive expenses when on official business.
Falk is a partner at Faraci Lange in Rochester. The one-time assistant district attorney in Monroe County has been a Brighton Town Court justice since 2008. He graduated from the Dayton School of Law.
Klonick was chairman of the commission for eight of the 12 years he was on the panel. He announced his resignation from the commission with an expiration of the current term last month, administrator Robert Tembeckjian said.