The process to choose New York's next chief judge is once again underway.

On Friday, tcommittee in charge of selecting candidates released a list of seven potential nominees for Gov. Kathy Hochul to select from.

She now has about a month to make her official nomination.

This comes after Judge Hector LaSalle, Hochul's original pick to fill the vacant seat, was rejected by the state Senate last month.

The nominees on the list include Court of Appeals judges, a former New York solicitor general and appellate judges, as well as two members who were on the original list back in November. There are no Latino nominees on the list.

Vincent Bonventre, a professor at Albany Law School and a former clerk for two New York Court of Appeals judges, sat down with Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” Monday night to break down the process.

“I think a chief judge, who, for example, is much more progressive than the court has been the last few years could make considerable impact,” Bonventre said.

Notably, lawmakers in Albany indicate the selection process is expected to go smoother this time around.