Glen Cove, NY, May, 2012 ...The Committee to Re-Elect Judge Richard J. McCord is pleased to announce that Honorable Richard J. McCord is seeking re-election for a 4th term as Glen Cove's supervising city court judge.
Recognized throughout the Glen Cove community as the judge “you know, respect and trust”, Honorable Richard J. McCord has been the face of firm, fair justice in the City of Glen Cove since 1995. Well-known for his belief that “education is the best form of crime prevention”, Judge McCord has dedicated his career to the youth of Glen Cove and beyond. In 2000 he introduced and implemented the first Teen Court Program in Nassau County, in which local high school students are trained to act as judges, attorneys and jurors on actual cases involving teenaged defendants accused of low-level crimes. This highly successful program is designed to help young people develop respect and understanding for the law at an early age.
He has been a long-time participant in the Long Island Mentoring Program including its Shadow Day program in which young people are given a firsthand opportunity to see the Court in action. Judge McCord also participates in criminal justice classes at the local high schools, often speaking to students about the legal process, the criminal justice system and the Teen Court. All of these programs are aimed at educating young people about our legal system.
Judge McCord’s dedication and expertise over the past twenty-five years of service at the City Court as Supervising Judge since 1995 and Assistant City Court Judge from 1988 to 1994 have made it one of the finest courts in Nassau County. His accomplishments have included updating record keeping procedures through implementation of a new computer system, and the complete re-organization and modernization of the scofflaw system for the enforcement of parking violations and New York State vehicle and traffic infractions. He conducts lecture series’ on developments and changes in the law for residents. Additionally, he created a partnership with the Glen Cove Beautification Commission, The Glen Cove Animal Lover’s League and other local organizations so that defendants sentenced to community service would render it for the benefit of the citizens of Glen Cove.
Outside the Court, Judge McCord is a well known-bankruptcy attorney and a partner in the law firm of Certilman, Balin, Adler & Hyman, LLP. In 2011, he was named Volunteer of the Year by the YMCA of Long Island, as well as Volunteer of the Year for the YMCA at Glen Cove for the years 1994 and 2003. Judge McCord was selected Person of the Year for Glen Coves’ annual “Night Out Against Violence” in 2010. He is married to Maryann, formerly Merkel and they are proud to have raised their two daughters, Courtney and Amanda, here in Glen Cove.
The Honorable Richard J. McCord has brought an unmatchable record of integrity and dedication to the Glen Cove City Court. When the Glen Cove community returns him to the bench, they vote with confidence that this extraordinary level of service, expertise and commitment will continue for another six years.