Meet the JCEC Staff

Statewide Special Counsel for Ethics

Rosemary Garland-Scott, Esq.

Rosemary Garland-Scott, Esq. is the Statewide Special Counsel for Ethics for the Unified Court System.  In that capacity, she develops and conducts ethics training programs and oversees all aspects of the operations of the Judicial Campaign Ethics Center and the Office of Court Administration’s Non-Judicial Ethics Helpline.  She also serves as staff counsel to the Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics.

Ms. Garland-Scott began her career in the court system as an assistant law clerk to the Hon. Paul G. Feinman, former Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.  She later served as a Principal Appellate Court Attorney in the Appellate Division, First Department, and as Chief of Staff of the New York State Judicial Institute.

Ms. Garland-Scott is a member of various civic and professional organizations, and currently serves, by appointment of the Chief Judge, as a commissioner on the Ethics Commission of the Unified Court System.




Administrative Staff

Josefina M. Lessey

At the Judicial Campaign Ethics Center, Ms. Lessey plays a key role in facilitating and monitoring judicial candidates' compliance with the mandatory ethics training requirement, tracking ethics inquiries from judicial candidates, and preparing the annual judicial candidate voter guide. She has over 20 years of experience in the private sector as a senior executive assistant for a large financial institution.

Ms. Lessey enjoys volunteering with the American Heart Association, the Arthritis Foundation, NY Cares, and Read Ahead.


Sherice Goodwine

Sherice has several roles within the Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics including working closely with counsel to address inquiries from candidates seeking election to judicial office. She also oversees the Non-Judicial Ethics Helpline for non-judicial employees statewide. Ms. Goodwine has a Master of Business Administration from Babson College and a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College. In her spare time, she mentors high school students, volunteers with local community groups and enjoys traveling.