In January 2017, Amistad immediate past president Maxine S. Broderick was appointed Hempstead Village Justice and is seeking election to a 4-year term on March 21, 2017.
Judge Broderick, a graduate of Fordham University and Brooklyn Law School, presides over civil and misdemeanor criminal matters that come under the jurisdiction of the Court.
Judge Broderick has been in private practice since 2009 and has represented clients in matrimonial and family law matters in Long Island and New York City. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Broderick acted as a Foreclosure Referee and Fee Dispute Arbitrator for the 10th Judicial District.
Judge Broderick sits on the board of the Nassau County Women's Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association's WE CARE advisory board, is the chairperson of the Nassau County Bar Association's general/solo/small practice committee, and is a 2017 New York State Bar Association Family Law Section Diversity Fellow.
Judge Broderick is actively engaged in her community and provides pro bono representation to victims of domestic violence in connection with The Safe Center. In addition, Judge Broderick also sits on the board of the Hempstead Boys and Girls Club and is an active member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women's Long Island chapter as well as the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce.
The judge is honored to serve her community and strives to ensure that all those who appear before the Court are treated with the upmost civility and fair-mindedness.
Judge Broderick is admitted in New York State, The United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (EDNY), The United States District Court, Southern District of New York (SDNY), and The U.S. Supreme Court.
The Honorable Maxine S. Broderick is a lifelong resident of the Village of Hempstead