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Hon. Judith J. Gische

New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department
Associate Justice
New York, NY, USA


Justice Judith J. Gische was born in Queens, New York in 1956. In 1977 she received her undergraduate degree, with honors, from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1977. She went on to receive her law degree from SUNY Buffalo in 1980.

In October 2012 Justice Gische was appointed and presently serves as an Associate Justice in the New York State Appellate Division, First Judicial Department.

Justice Gische served as a Judge in the Housing Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Kings County, between 1990 and 1993. She was elected to the Civil Court in 1994 and reelected in 2004. She was appointed an acting Supreme Court Justice in 1997. She was elected to the Supreme Court in 2009. She presided over dedicated matrimonial parts in both the Bronx and New York County for seven years. For eight years she presided over an lAS Civil Part in New York County.

Prior to her election to the bench, Justice Gische was a Judicial Clerk in the Appellate Division, Third Department from 1980 to 1982 and a senior attorney at Richenthal, Abrams & Moss from 1982 to 1990.

Justice Gische is a member of the New York Chapter of the Women's Bar Association, where she serves as a member of the Board of Directors. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association. She is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where she has served on the Tort Litigation Committee, the Matrimonial Committee, as Chair of the Housing Court Public Services Project, on the Council on Public Service, the Housing Court Committee, and on various Advisory Committees. She is a member of the New York County Lawyer's Association where, she serves on the Judicial Section. She is a member of the New York Association of Women Judges.

Justice Gische has been an Adjunct Professor for the last 10 years at New York Law School. She has also been a featured lecturer, on numerous occasions, at bar and other professional association programs. She has published a number of articles on housing, custody and guardianship issues. She is also a contributing author of the, soon to be released, updated version of the Judges Bench Book.

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