Judge Judith Kaye shares her journey to becoming Chief Judge to the State of New York. Kaye’s imagination has played a key role in her career. From a young age she imagined herself achieving success, and then manifested it through inspiring visions for the present and future.
17:47 | 2011
Judith S. Kaye, Chief Judge of the State of New York, was born in Monticello, New York, August 4, 1938. She was appointed Chief Judge by Governor Mario M. Cuomo on February 22, 1993, confirmed by the State Senate on March 17, and sworn in on March 23, 1993. She is the first woman to occupy the State Judiciary's highest office. She became the first woman to serve on New York State's highest court after Governor Cuomo appointed her Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals on September 12, 1983.