Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division Second Judicial DepartmentSupreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division Second Judicial Department
Calendars Decisions

Justices of the Court

Associate Justice Betsy Barros

Judicial Offices

Associate Justice, New York State Appellate Division, Second Department
Appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, April 2014

Justice of the New York State Supreme Court (January 1998 - April 2014)

Judge of the New York Civil Court (January 1996 - December 1997)

Other Professional Experience

Bureau Chief of Felony Trials, Office of the Brooklyn District Attorney

Special Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Special Prosecutor

Senior Attorney, Legal Aid Society

Admission to the Bar

New York State Bar, 2nd Judicial Department, 1984


New York University, School of Law, New York, NY, Juris Doctorate (1982)

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Bachelor of Arts, American Studies (1979)

Publications & Leading Cases

Friedman v Rice, 134 A.D.3d 826 (rev. 30 N.Y.3d 461) (2017)

In re Gabr, 39 Misc.3d 746, 961 N.Y.S.2d 736 (2013)

Matter of Jones, 31 Misc.3d 1205(A), 929 N.Y.S.2d 200 (2011)

Matter of Joos, 24 Misc.3d 980, 881 N.Y.S.2d 613 (2009)

Professional & Civic Activities

Chair, Guardianship Roundtable, Guardianship Justices of the New York State Supreme Court, 1st and 2nd Judicial Departments

Member of the following organizations:

New York State Association of Supreme Court Justices

New York State Bar Association

Association of Judges of Hispanic Heritage

Brooklyn Bar Association

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association

Puerto Rican Bar Association

National Association of Women Judges