A rising star New York judge stormed into a school and called a teacher a “bitch” for a double parked car, then threatened to deploy her judicial powers, it is claimed.
Civil Court Judge Jill Epstein erupted in fury after she was unable to walk past PS 261 in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, in March this year, the New York Post reported.
Epstein – who rose to prominence following a Supreme Court job application riddled with spelling and grammar errors – was demoted from a supervisory position over the school incident, reportedly. he.
During the fight, Epstein – a Democrat – reportedly immediately announced that she was a judge.
She then raged that the illegally parked car needed to be moved immediately because she might be late for work, eyewitnesses said.
“She said she was a judge and would take care of it,” a source said.
New York Civil Court Judge Jill Epstein – a Democrat – has been charged with storming into a Brooklyn elementary school and calling a teacher a ‘bitch’ for a double-parked car
The insult was said to have been thrown outside PS 261 in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, in March. Epstein is further accused of threatening to deploy his legal powers over the incident
The vehicle ended up belonging to an elementary school teacher.
When that teacher came out to move him – after being notified via the school PA system – Epstein confronted the teacher, allegedly calling her a “bitch” in front of the parents.
Eventually, school officials complained to the state’s Office of Courts Administration about how Courts Administration Judge Lawrence Marks allegedly stripped Epstein of his supervisor title.
Despite her allegations of gross intimidation, Epstein is now being considered for a job as a New York State Supreme Court judge.
But that promotion offer saw Epstein embroiled in a separate embarrassing fiasco after she was exposed for submitting an application laden with grammatical and spelling errors earlier this month.
Epstein shot to fame earlier this month after his cover letter applying for a New York Supreme Court job was exposed, with multiple spelling and grammatical errors
“It certainly looks like an abuse of his position, and it’s extremely inappropriate,” said an unnamed Brooklyn district manager. “I can almost ignore his spelling and grammar issues, but when you use your location for scare tactics, it’s concerning.”
Still, Epstein is seen as a favorite to win the job because court races in New York state are often decided by party leaders at conventions, and in New York Democratic candidates typically run unopposed.
Epstein has more than 38 years of legal experience, she wrote in a cover letter for the job on June 24 – in which she boasted that she had previously served as a civil court supervising judge.
Since 2019, the Post reports, Epstein has earned more than $196,200 a year as a civil court judge, but the state Supreme Court justice job she is applying for would pay $210,900 a year. .
Her cover letter, however, was rife with spelling and grammatical errors, including a sentence in which she says, “As the current Supreme Court. And as a current judge…’
She also wrote that she worked as a “Civil Judge of Corut (sic)” and as a “Principal Registrar”.
Brooklyn Democratic District Leader Douglas Schneider posted a photo of the candidacy on Facebook earlier this month, deliberately redacting his name and other identifiable information, writing: ‘This may be the worst letter I have ever received from a judicial candidate.
“And this person is actually a top candidate!”
A day later, the Post reports, Epstein emailed party officials and expressed “many apologies and great embarrassment” for accidentally providing an “unedited draft” of his cover letter.
She also told the Post last week that she hopes the Brooklyn Democratic Party nominating committee understands “we all make mistakes.”
The Kings County Democratic Committee will now hold its judicial convention next month to nominate 10 nominees for the vacant state Supreme Court seats, each serving 14-year terms.
The candidates will then be put on the ballot in November, along with two incumbents seeking re-election.
But court races in New York are often decided by party leaders, and in New York, Democratic candidates tend to run unopposed.