Judge Dweynie Paul tells of COVID-19 impact on court


Haitian American Judge Dweynie Esther Paul, a Kings County (Brooklyn) civil court judge, tells of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the New York court system.

Judge Paul, who, in 2015, became the first Haitian-American to be elected a civil court judge in the State of New York, told Caribbean Life on Monday that, in March 2020, “the world, as we knew it, changed forever.

“As our friends, family members and co-workers began to get sick from households to communities, from states to countries, we became aware of the deadly global pandemic,” said Judge Paul, who was born in Queens and currently resides in the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. “COVID-19 impacted every area of our lives, and the court system was no different.

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