Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Touro Law Alum - Women Judges

A new national report on the number of women on the state and federal benches prepared by the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society reveals a small gain for women, and ranks NYS as 11th in the nation for the number of women judges (412 women judges or 30.9%). I am happy to report that the Touro Law Center has contributed to this number with 8 women alumnae on the bench in NY and one in Nevada (which just trailed New York with 30.7% of the judiciary comprised of women). In addition, Touro Law Center claims both a retired and a former woman judge. These distinguished alumnae include: Hon. Rhonda Fischer ’93 Nassau County District Court Hon. Lisa Rana ’92 East Hampton Justice Court Hon. Barbara Wilson ’92 Town of Southhampton Hon. Anna Anzalone ’86 Nassau Cty Dist. Court, 1st District Hon. Gayle Nathan ’88 State of Nevada 8th Jud. Dist. Ct. Hon. Margaret Char ’93 Kings County Hon. Ellen Fishkin ’91 Head of Harbor Village Hon. Jennifer Henry ’93 Dist. Ct. Judge, Central Islip Hon. Lynn Kotler ’91 Manhattan Criminal Court Hon. Eileen Nadelson ’84 New York City Civil Court (ret.) Hon. Sonia Veras ’90 Suffolk County District Court (former) The full report can be viewed at the link below: http://www.albany.edu/womaningov/publications/summer2012_judgeships.pdfv