Courtesy photo.

The New York Association of Lesbian and Gay Judges held its annual dinner on Jan. 24. The event was co-sponsored by the Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission of the New York State Courts.

The president of the Association, recently retired Acting Supreme Court Justice Michael Sonberg, was honored for more than 20 years of exemplary service and leadership. The Association also welcomed new officers, President Curtis Farber, Treasurer Debra Silber and Secretary Laurence Busching.

Pictured, front row from left, Court of Appeals Judge Paul Feinman, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Debra Silber, Third Department Presiding Justice Elizabeth Garry and Justice Michael Sonberg. Back row, from left, Bronx Criminal Court Judge Laurence Busching, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Curtis Farber and Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Anders, president of the International LGBT Judges Association.