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JUDGES OF THE TRIAL COURTS


Hon. Debra A. James

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Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County
60 Centre Street
New York, NY 10007
(646) 386-3351

Judicial Offices

Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Elected, 2014 to 2027

Acting Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2002 to 2013

Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, Elected,1995-2004; Re-elected, 2005 to 2013

Other Professional Experience

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp., General Counsel, 1986 to 1994

State of N.Y. Mortgage Agency Loan Enforcement and Adm. Corp., Associate Counsel, 1985 to 1986

NYS Mortgage Loan, Associate Counsel, 1983 to 1985

Law Dept., City of New York, Assistant. Corporation Counsel, 1979 to 1983

Admission to the Bar

NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1979

United States District Courts (SDNY & EDNY), 1979

United States Court of Appeals, 1982

United States Supreme Court, 2002

Education

JD, Cornell Law School, 1978

Cornell University, 1975

Professional & Civic Activities

Member, Task Force on Mass Incarceration, New York City Bar Association, 2015 to Present

Member, Executive Committee, New York City Bar Association, 2010 to 2014

Co-Chair, Fairness and Access Committee, National Association of Women Judges, 2012 to 2014

Fellow, New York State Bar Foundation, 2012 to Present

Chair, Women in Prison Committee, National Association of Women Judges, (New York Chapter), 2008 to 2012

Member, House of Delegates, New York State Bar Association (NYCBA Representative), 2008 to 2012

Chair, Minorities in the Courts Committee, New York City Bar Association, 2005 to 2008