Barbara R. Kapnick

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Civil, Elected, 2002 to 2015
  • Associate Justice, Appellate Division, First Department, Appointed (January 2014) by Governor Andrew Cuomo
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, 1994 to 2001
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, Elected, 1992 to 2001

Other Professional Experience:

  • Principal Law Clerk to Justice, NYS Unified Court System, Supreme Court, New York County, 1984 to 1991
  • Law Assistant to Judge, NYS Unified Court System, Civil Court, New York County, 1980 to 1984

Education:

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1980
  • B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University (Cum Laude), 1975

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1982
  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1981

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics, 2008 - 2013
  • Member and Committee Member, New York State Bar Association, 2004 - present
  • Member and Committee Member, New York City Bar, 1992 - present
  • Member and Committee Member, New York County Lawyers Association, 1988 - present
  • Past President, Member, Board of Governors, Jewish Lawyers Guild, 1982 - present
  • Member, New York Women's Bar Association, 1982 - present
  • Board Member, New York State Association of Women Judges, 1993 - present
  • Board Member, JALBCA (Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert), 2001 - present
  • Officer, Board of Directors, Member, Association of Supreme Court Justices of the City of New York, 2002 - present
  • Member, Supreme Court Justices of the State of New York, 2002 - present
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees, New York County Public Access Law Library, 2008
  • Delegate, Network of Bar Leaders, 1994 - present

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