Born: 1938 AD
Currently alive, at 76 years of age.
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.
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