Jonathan Lippman, the seasoned administrative judge who has been presiding justice of the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, 1st Department since 2007, was tapped Tuesday by Gov. David A. Paterson to become the state's next chief judge, said several sources. The governor plans to formally introduce Lippman as his choice at a news conference today. Lippman would succeed Judith S. Kaye, who stepped down last month due to mandatory retirement rules.
Sources: Lippman Chosen for N.Y. Chief Judge Slot
New York Law Journal
January 14, 2009