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Judith S. Kaye, Retiring New York State Chief Judge Addresses Lawyers

“Judith S. Kaye, the longest-serving chief judge in New York State history, who is retiring at the end of the year, had some parting advice on Saturday for a roomful of lawyers aspiring to become judges: Don’t waste one minute.

Judge Kaye’s remarks came during one of her last speeches as the chief judge of the state’s highest court. She is stepping down at the end of the month because she is 70, the mandatory retirement age for judges. She spoke at a conference sponsored by the New York City Bar Association called ‘How to Become a Judge,’ an event aimed at demystifying the process of becoming a federal or state judge and increasing the number of women and minorities who serve.”

The New York Times
December 7th, 2008