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Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy

Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy

New York County Supreme Court

New York, NY, USA


The Honorable Tanya R. Kennedy is a Supreme Court Justice and former Supervising Judge of Civil Court, New York County. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law where she taught a Juvenile Justice seminar course from 2006 to 2016.

Justice Kennedy has served as a presenter and/or panelist at the following educational programs: New York State Judicial Institute for New Judges in January 2011; Practicing Law Institute “Mental Health Issues & The New York State Courts” in August 2013; Housing Court Guardian Ad Litem Training Seminar in November 2013; The New York State Bar Association’s Federal Section and Committee on Continuing Legal Education Section “Basic Lessons on Ethics and Civility” CLE Program in April 2014, May 2015 and April 2016; The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Black Asian Latino Law Student Alumni Association and the Latin American Law Student Association “Tips from the Bench” program in April 2015; the New York County Lawyers Association Certified Guardianship Training Program in December 2016 and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers NY Chapter program “Divorce of Guardianship? What About Both?” in March 2017. She also served as an instructor for Cardozo’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program in the winter 2012 and 2013 sessions and was a speaker at the “Is Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Already Achieved in ICT’s” Roundtable during the 16th Infopoverty World Conference held at the United Nations in April 2016.

She is the President-Elect of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) and a former board member of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association.

Justice Kennedy received her law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she is a member of the school’s Board of Overseers.

Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Ethics of Electronic Information: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums (Substantive Outline) (July 2017) - The Ethics of Electronic Information 2017: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums, Friday, October 27, 2017
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