Barbara Jaffe

Judicial Experience:

  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Civil, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2010 to Present
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, Elected, 2002 to 2011

Other Professional Experience:

  • Principal Court Atty to Justice, NYS Unified Court System, 1995 to 2002
  • Principal Court Atty to Acting Justice, NYS Unified Court System, 1986 to 1995
  • Associate Appellate Counsel, The Legal Aid Society, 1984 to 1986

Education:

  • JD, Brooklyn Law School, 1984
  • MA, Syracuse University, 1981
  • BA, Syracuse University, 1974

Admission to the Bar:

  • US Supreme Court, 1991
  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1985

Publications/Lectures:

  • The Art of Execution: Pictures and Punishment in Western Culture: The Aesthetic Image of Public Execution and its Impact on Criminal Justice: William Hogarth and the Law Relating to Capital Punishment in Eighteenth Century England, 15 Law and Literature 2, Summer 2003
  • The Condemned, the Tinkerers and the Machinery of Death: Capital Punishment in New York Before 1965, Welcome and Acknowledgments, 38 Crim.L.Bull. 524, Sept. - Oct. 2002
  • Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America (book review), New York Law Journal, Mar. 14, 2000, at 2, col 3, March 14, 2002
  • Winning in Small Claims Court: A Step-by-Step Guide for Trying Your Own Small Claims Cases (book review), New York Law Journal, Aug. 13, 1999, at 2, col 3, Aug. 13, 1999

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1986 - present
  • Member, Nominating Committee, 2005
  • Delegate to House of Delegates, New York State Bar Association, 2002 - 2004
  • Member, New York County Lawyers' Association, 1984 - present
  • Co-Chair, Civil Court Practice Section, 2003 - 2006
  • Member, Justice Center Advisory Board, New York County Lawyers' Association, 2004 - 2005
  • Founding Faculty, Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute
  • President, Association of Arbitrators of the Small Claims Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York, 1994 - 1996
  • Member, National Association of Women Judges, 2000 - present
  • Member, Board of Directors, New York Women's Bar Association, 2002 to 2003; Co-Chair Professional Ethics and Discipline Committee, 2009 - present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 2001 to 2002; Treasurer, 2009 - present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 1984 - present
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