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

Terry Costello
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At the Judicial Campaign Ethics Center, Terry plays a key role in facilitating and monitoring judicial candidates' compliance with the mandatory ethics training requirement as well as tracking ethics inquiries from judicial candidates. She also oversees the Non-Judicial Ethics Helpline for non-judicial employees statewide. Terry has a Bachelor of Arts from University of Scranton and has over 20 years of experience within the Unified Court System.  In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with Make-A-Wish Foundation as a Wish Granter.

Bernadette Dorsey
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Bernadette Dorsey is a Court Analyst with The Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics.  She works closely with counsel to ensure that inquiries from judges, quasi-judicial officials, and judicial candidates are received by the Committee for advisory review and determination.  Bernadette has 17 years of experience within the NYS Unified Court System where she has demonstrated various important skills to enhance the functioning of the court in which she previously served.  Currently, she is continuing her education in Business Law and Administration.  Bernadette is a native New Yorker and an avid lover of plants.  She has been affectionately dubbed as the Court’s “Plant Lady,” decorating the NYC Court system with her own personal plants and foliage for several years now.