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JUDGES OF THE TRIAL COURTS


Hon. Deborah Kaplan

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Supreme Court, New York County,Civil Term
60 Centre Street
New York, NY 10007
(646) 386-5567

Judicial Offices

Administrative Judge, Supreme Court, New York County, Civil Term, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks, 2018 to Present

Interim Administrative Judge, Civil and Criminal Matters, Thirteenth Judicial District, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks 9/17 to 12/17

Statewide Coordinating Judge for Family Violence Cases, Appointed by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2015 to Present

Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Elected, 2012 to 2025

Acting Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2007 to 2011

Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, Assigned to the Criminal Court of the City of New York, Elected, New York County, 4th Municipal District, 2002 to 2011

Other Professional Experience

Honorable Joseph J. Traficanti, Jr., Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for the State of New York Director, Office of Court Treatment Programs, Chief Management Analyst & Project Counsel, 2000 to 2001

Honorable Juanita Bing Newton, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives for the State of New York, Principal Court Attorney, 1997 to 2000

The Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division, Senior Trial Counsel, 1986 to 1997

New York Law School, Adjunct Professor, 2014 to 2014

Admission to the Bar

NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1986

Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1996

Education

J.D., St. John's University School of Law, 1985

B.A./B.S., State University of New York at Albany, 1982

Professional & Civic Activities

Chair, NYS Courts Orders of Protection Task Force, 2017 to Present

Co-Chair, , New York Hague Convention and Domestic Violence Bench Guide Consulting Committee, 2017 to Present

Member, New York State Fatality Review Board, 2017 to Present

Co-Chair, NYSBA Family Law Section, Domestic Violence Committee, 2017 to Present

Member, NYS Courts Advisory Committee on Disability Access, 2017 to Present

Subcommittee Chair, NYSBA & Women's Bar Association of the State of New York Joint Domestic Violence Initiative Education and Training Subcommittee, 2016 to Present

Committee Co-Chair, New York City Task Force on Domestic Violence, 2016 to Present

Member, New York City DV/IDV Interagency Working Group, 2016 to Present

Member, NYS Courts Family Violence Task Force, 2016 to Present

Vice-President, Supreme Court Justices Association of the City of New York, 2016 to Present

Chair, New York State Judicial Committee on Elder Justice, 2015 to Present

Member, NYS Courts Anti-Bias Committee, 2014 to Present

Alumni Board of Directors, St. John's Law School, 2010 to 2016

Co-Chair, Gender Fairness Committee of the Supreme Court, New York County Civil Term, 2007 to Present

Member, New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts, 2004 to Present

Board of Directors, JALBCA - Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert 2000 to 2004, 2011 to Present

Advisory Board, JALBCA - Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert, 2004 to 2011

Member, NYSBA - President's Committee on Access to Justice, 2000 to 2004

Member, NYSBA - Committee on Justice in the Community, 2002 to 2004

President, Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, 2000 to 2001

Member, Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, 1986 to Present

Member, First Department Committee on Character and Fitness of Applicants for Admission to the Bar, 1999 to 2002

Board Member, Brooklyn Legal Service Corporation, 1994 to 1998

Counsel, NYCLA - Task Force on Diversity in the Legal System

Fellow, American Bar Association Foundation