Justice Dianne Renwick sits on the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, for the First Judicial Department. She is a graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Cornell University. Justice Renwick began her legal career at the Criminal Division of the Legal Aid Society. She has served as a member of the judiciary since March 1997, when she was appointed a New York City Housing Court Judge. Subsequently, she was elected to the New York City Civil Court and, in 2001, elected to the New York State Supreme Court. Prior to ascending to the bench, Justice Renwick was an attorney for the Federal Defenders in the Eastern District of New York.
Justice Renwick has demonstrated a commitment to advancing issues of the bench, bar, and community. She has appeared as a guest commentator on the Courtroom Television Network (Court TV) and has taught at several law school and bar association sponsored trial advocacy programs, including Harvard, Cardozo, Hofstra, and the New York County Lawyers Association. She has chaired the City Marshal's Committee and the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board and has served on numerous committees and boards, including the Governor's Task Force on Judicial Diversity, Chess in the Schools, the Board of Directors of the Academy of Mt. St. Ursula, the Black Bar Association of Bronx County, the Lehman College Art Gallery and the Pelham Art Center. Presently, Justice Renwick serves on the Boards of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and The New York Botanical Garden, the Advisory Boards of The President’s Council of Cornell Women and The Picture House Regional Film Center, and is a member of the New York American Inn of Court.