Judge Profile

Judy Harris Kluger

Judicial Experience:

  • Chief of Policy and Planning New York State Courts, Office of Court Administration, Appointed by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2009 to Present
  • Deputy Chief Administrative Judge, Court Operations and Planning, , Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2003 to 2009
  • Administrative Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 1996 to 2003
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, First Judicial District, Assigned to Criminal Court of the City of New York, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 1996 to Present
  • Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, Appointed by Mayor, 1997 to 2007; reappointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 2008 to 2017
  • Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, Appointed by Mayor, 1988 to 1997

Other Professional Experience:

  • Chief of the Criminal Court Bureau, Kings County District Attorney's Office, 1983 to 1998
  • Assistant District Attorney, Kings County District Attorney's Office, 1977 to 1988
  • Chief of the Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence Bureau, Kings County District Attorney's Office, 1982 to 1983

Education:

  • J.D., St. John's University School of Law, 1977
  • B.A., New York University, 1973

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1979
  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1978

Publications/Lectures:

  • An Argument for a One-Judge/One-Family Approach to Domestic Violence: Lessons Based on New York's Model, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Volume 61, No. 4, Fall 2010
  • Problem Solving Courts: Changing the Landscape of New York's Criminal Justice System, New York State Bar Association, Government Law and Policy Journal, 2008
  • Arraignments, New York Criminal Practice - Second Edition, Chapter 3, May 2000
  • Independence Under Siege: Unbridled Criticism of Judges and Prosecutors: A Panel Discussion Sponsored by the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association, Journal of Law and Policy, Volume V, No. 2, 1997
  • New York Criminal Practice Handbook - Chapter on Arraignments, New York State Bar Association, 1991

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, National Association of Women Judges
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, New York State Womens Bar Association
  • Member, St. John's University School of Law
  • Member, Midtown Community Court Advisory Board
  • Member, Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert
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