The Governor has designated Appellate Division Judge Jonathan Lippman to be the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals. The Chief Judge of the Court is not only the leader of the high court, but he is also the Chief Judge of the New York State Courts in that he is charge of the state court system.
Judge Lippman is filling the position of retired Chief Judge Judith Kaye.
We congratulate our new Chief Judge and wish him well.
Mark E. Seitelman, 1/14/09, www.seitelman.com.