First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Ann T. Pfau has been named chief administrative judge of New York’s $2.4 billion-a-year court system, Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye announced Tuesday.

Pfau, 59, is the first woman to hold the post, which was created in 1978 by a constitutional change. She will be in charge of a court system that includes 3,600 state and locally funded judges and 15,000 other employees.

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