Three NYU Law graduates were among 25 judges sworn in to New York City's family, criminal, and civil courts by Mayor Bloomberg on February 14. Amanda White ’92, who was first appointed as an interim civil court judge in January 2011 and has been serving in family court, was newly appointed as a family court judge. The Honorable Jo Ann Ferdinand ’73 and the Honorable Roger Hayes ’68 were both reappointed as Acting Supreme Court Justices in the criminal court.

“The integrity, independence, and overall excellence of the judges we have appointed during this Administration has played an important role in making the safest big city in the nation even safer and making our judicial system more effective and humane,” Mayor Bloomberg said in a statement. “The judges being appointed today face enormous challenges as they help safeguard our city from crime; stabilize families broken apart by domestic violence; and protect children who have been abused or neglected. But there is no doubt that they will rise to the challenges ahead and help ensure a safer and more just city for all New Yorkers.”

Posted March 8, 2012