David Bookstaver, Director
Mai Yee, Assistant Director
Date: March 29, 2001
|Jacqueline Silberman Named Supreme Court Administrative Judge|
|NEW YORK - Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman
today announced the appointment of Hon. Jacqueline W. Silbermann as Administrative
Judge for the Supreme Court, Civil Term, in the First Judicial District.
The appointment, which is effective immediately, was made with the approval
of Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye and in consultation with Hon. Joseph P. Sullivan,
Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department.
Justice Silbermann will replace Hon. Stephen G. Crane, who has been appointed to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Second Department, as well as continue in her current position as the Statewide Administrative Judge for Matrimonial Matters.
Judge Lippman said, "Justice Silbermann has been an accomplished and highly respected jurist for almost two decades within the New York State court system. Over three-quarters of that time, she has also served in an administrative capacity, as supervising or administrative judge for New York City courts, as well as on a statewide level. Her superb skills as a judge, her proven track record as an administrator and the respect she engenders from both the bench and bar make her ideally suited to head the busiest court of civil superior jurisdiction in the state. I am greatly appreciative that Justice Silbermann has accepted this critical post and am confident that she will meet the challenges of this new assignment with the same enthusiasm and impressive ability she has exhibited throughout her distinguished judicial career."
Justice Silbermann began her judicial tenure in 1983 when she was elected
to the Civil Court in New York County, later becoming the Supervising Judge
of that court. In 1986 she was designated an Acting Supreme Court Justice
and three years later became the Administrative Judge of the New York City
Civil Court, the first woman to hold that post. Justice Silbermann was
elected to the Supreme Court in 1990 and has been serving as the Statewide
Administrative Judge for Matrimonial Matters since 1996. She chairs the
Committee to Track Matrimonial Rules and is a board member on several organizations,
including Fordham Law School, the Association of the Bar of the City of
New York Fund, New York Women's Bar Association, New York State Association
of Women Judges and the Metropolitan Women's Bar Association. A graduate
of Fordham University School of Law and Bryn Mawr College, Judge Silbermann
has been the recipient of the Harlan Fiske Stone Award, the Benjamin N.
Cardozo Award and the President's Award of the Women's Bar Association.