Randall to speak on Guilderland’s justice sys-tem

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Historical Society’s autumn program series begins on Thursday, Sept. 18, with Guilderland Town Justice Denise Randall presenting a program describing the workings of our town justice system and the challenges facing towns and their justices today.

Unlike the old days in 1895 when Guilderland Justice of the Peace L. W. Osborn could place a notice in The Altamont Enterprise warning people to be on the lookout for burglars with the admonition to “keep your shootin’ irons in order and if they call on you at night let’em have it,” modern town justices must deal with a larger volume and variety of crimes and face constitutional issues that Justice Osborn could never have imagined.

Justice Randall, a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Albany Law School, is in legal practice with her husband. Her extensive legal experience includes serving as a former New York State Assistant Attorney General and being admitted to practice in the United States Northern and Southern District Courts as well as the U. S. Supreme Court. She is an adjunct professor of business law at The College of Saint Rose, has served as one of Guilderland’s town justices for several years making her highly qualified to describe how local justice has evolved in recent times.

Anyone interested in this program is invited to join member of the Guilderland Historical Society on Sept. 18 for the meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Mynderse-Frederick House at 451 Route 146 in Guilderland Center. Join us for the refreshments and a social hour following the program, when you will have the opportunity to chat with Justice Randall. For additional information, call 861-8582.

Editor’s note: Mary Ellen Johnson is the publicist for the Guilderland Historical Society.

 

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