Left Menu
Development News Edition

Two Indian-origin women appointed judges in New York City

Two Indian-origin women appointed judges in New York City
Representative Image Image Credit: ANI

Two Indian-origin women have been appointed as judges to the criminal and civil courts by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Judge Archana Rao has been appointed to the Criminal Court while Judge Deepa Ambekar, 43, was reappointed to the Civil Court in New York.

Rao was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2019 and has been serving in Criminal Court. Prior to her appointment, she served with the New York County District Attorney's Office for 17 years, most recently as the Bureau Chief of the Financial Frauds Bureau. She is a graduate of Vassar College and received her Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law.

Ambekar was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in May 2018 and has been serving in Criminal Court. Prior to her appointment, she served with the New York City Council as a Senior Legislative Attorney and Counsel to the Committee on Public Safety.

Ambekar also served as a Staff Attorney with the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defence Division. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Law School. The Mayor made 28 judicial appointments and reappointments to Family Court, Criminal Court and Civil Court. The appointments were effective on January 1.

"These appointees will represent New Yorkers proudly and work tirelessly to provide oversight of our courts," de Blasio said. "Their work is essential in ensuring that we are creating a fairer city for all."

Family, Criminal and Civil Court are part of the New York State Unified Court System. Family Court judges hear cases related to adoption, foster care, and guardianship, custody and visitation, domestic violence, abused or neglected children, and juvenile delinquency. The City's Criminal Court handles misdemeanor cases and lesser offenses and conducts arraignments.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.



Future of Food: Technology fostering the road to global food security

Technological innovation can help address most of the pressing issues facing the world today including food security by enhancing productivity, improving financial services, managing resources, addressing environmental concerns, etc....

Conspiracy theories on COVID 19: Legislators, Scientists, and Journalists all joined the Caravan

Conspiracy theories are not new for virus epidemics. There have been conspiracy theories on HIV-AIDS, Polio Vaccines, Ebola Virus, and several other diseases as well. However, what makes the 2019 Novel Coronavirus different from others is ...

Now it’s a war, Uganda deploys army to combat locust swarms

Its for the first time after 1986, the locust swarms have attacked Uganda twice in a season. With the increasing number of countries of Africa under attack by locust swarms, the problem seems to have taken a regional paradigm. Its very diff...

Top 10 Fake News, Myths and Realities on 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID 19

With nearly 1500 deaths by January 14 and around 65,000 infections in China, the Novel Coronavirus 2019 has become one of the worst health epidemics of the 21st Century. However, 8,573 people have been cured but the rumor mongers are a...


Latest News

Pompeo to attend signing of U.S.-Taliban troop withdrawal pact

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will witness the signing of a U.S.-Taliban agreement on a withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, President Donald Trump said on Friday, heralding an agreement that could help his re-election camp...

Polanski rape accusations overshadow French cinema award ceremony

Veteran film director Roman Polanski served as lightning rod and punch line at Fridays Cesar Awards, the biggest night on the French cinema calendar, with protesters highlighting charges of rape against Polanski and the ceremonys host quipp...

People News Roundup: Anti-Polanksi protesters clash with French police; Kobe Bryant handprints among Beverly Hills and more

Following is a summary of current people news briefs.Anti-Polanski protesters clash with French police outside award ceremonyFrench police clashed briefly on Friday with protesters over an awards ceremony in which a film by veteran director...

New Zealand deputy PM led delegation meets Maharashtra Guv, discusses ways to strengthen ties

A New Zealand business delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Friday and discussed ways to strengthen trade, commerce, tourism and cultural relations bet...

Give Feedback