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Kaye, Judith

Born: 1938 AD
Currently alive, at 77 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Jurist

1938 – Born in Monticello, New York. Hon. Judith S. Kaye, the Chief Judge of the State of New York.

1958 – Received her B.A. from Barnard University.

1962 – Earned her LL.B. from New York University School of Law and graduated as cum laude.

1963 – Admitted to the New York State Bar.

         – Chief Judge Kaye engaged in private practice in New York City until her appointment to the Court of Appeals.

1983 – She became the first woman to serve on New York State’s highest court when Governor Cuomo appointed her Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals on September 12th.

1993 – She was appointed by Governor Mario M. Cuomo on February 22nd, confirmed by the State Senate on March 17, and sworn in on March 23rd.

         – She is the first woman to occupy the State Judiciary’s highest office.

2002 – She served as President of the Conference of Chief Justices and Chair of the Board of Directors, National Center for State Courts.

         – Her current posts also include Chair of the Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children; Founding Member and Honorary Chair, Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA); Member of the Board of Editors, New York State Bar Journal; and Trustee, The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation.