Designated Associate Justice of the Appellate Division,
First Department, April 2009.
Elected Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, November 1993 (term 1994-2007) and re-elected November 2007 (term 2008-2021). From January 1994 - December 1995, assigned to Criminal Term presiding over felony cases. From January 1996 - April 2009, presided over general individual assignment and medical malpractice parts.
Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, January 1992 - December 1993. Presided over cases involving residential and commercial landlord-tenant disputes, contracts, property damage, personal injury and small claims.
Other Legal Experience
New York City Office of Labor Services, General Counsel, June 1988 - December 1991
New York State Department of Law, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights and Real Estate Financing Bureaus, August 1980 - May 1988
Brooklyn Legal Services, East Brooklyn Office, Staff Attorney, September 1977 - July 1980
Barnard College, Bachelor of Arts, Economics, May 1974
Columbia University School of Law, Juris Doctorate,
Charles Evans Hughes Fellow (Public Interest Law Scholarship)
Chair Emerita, Women’s Housing Education and Development Corporation Board
Contemporary Guidance Services Board 1993 - Present
Vice President since 1999
Columbia Law School Board of Visitors 1994 - Present
Vice President since 2002
Co-Chair, Future Leaders Achievement Awards Program Subcommittee, Anti-Bias Committee, Supreme Court, Civil Branch 2005 - 2008
Respect for Law Alliance Board 2000 - Present
Pattern Jury Instructions Committee 2009 - Present