Judge Profile

L. Priscilla Hall

Judicial Experience:

  • Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department (March 2009)
  • Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Second Judicial District, January 1994 to Present
  • Administrative Judge, Kings County Supreme Court, Criminal Division, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, February 2008 to March 2009
  • Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, Appointed by Mayor Edward I. Koch, February 1986 to March 1990
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, March 1990 to July 1990
  • Judge, Court of Claims, Appointed by Governor Mario Cuomo, July 1990 to January 1994

Other Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor, Fordham University School of Law, 2001 to 2004
  • Inspector General, NYC Human Resources Administration, 1982 to 1986
  • Assistant Attorney General, New York State Department of Law, 1982 to 1982
  • Assistant District Attorney, District Attorney's Office, New York County, 1974 to 1979
  • Corporate Attorney, General Electric, 1973 to 1974
  • Inspector General, NYC Department of Employment


  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1973
  • M.S., Columbia University School of Journalism, 1969
  • B.A., Howard University, 1968


  • Women on the Bench, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Volume 12, Number 2, 2003
  • Why the Legal Community Needs to Mirror the Community it Serves, 2 NYS Bar Journal 9, July/December 2000
  • Installation Speech, The Jurist, Summer 1999
  • In Praise of Black Women Lawyers, New York Law Journal, July 1, 1998
  • On the Occasion of the Retirement of Justice Edith Miller, 68 New York State Bar Journal 5, July/August 1996)

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Former President,First Vice President and Treasurer; Member, Board of Directors, NYS Association of Women Judges, 1994 - Present
  • Former Chair of Board of Directors; Member, Board of Directors, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, 1988 - Present
  • Former President and Board Member, Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • Member, Board of Directors, Judicial Friends
  • Former Vice President, Member of Committee on Lectures and Continuing Education, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1996 - Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Columbia Law School Association, 2004 - Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, City Bar Fund, 2000 - Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Supreme Court Justices' Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Protestant Board of Guardians, 1982 - 2004
  • Member, Board of Directors, Bridge Street Development Corporation
  • Mentor, Board of Directors, Legal Outreach
  • Member, Statewide Performance Advisory Council