An article in the New York Law Journal reports that Brooklyn Law School alumna Chief Administrative Judge Ann T. Pfau will leave her current position on December 1. In an interview, Judge Pfau described her current position, “It’s a very demanding position that takes total commitment and energy, and there comes a time when it’s somebody else’s turn to do it.” Judge Pfau, BLS Class of 1984, is not retiring but will begin hearing medical malpractice cases in Brooklyn Supreme Court and will join a pilot program there aimed at settling malpractice suits out of court.
Earlier this year Judge Pfau was presented with the Golda Meir Memorial Award from The Jewish Lawyers Guild at its 35th Annual Dinner in March 2011. She was appointed Chief Administrative Judge in May 2007 by then Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye. Her duties through more than four exceptionally tumultuous years included overseeing the administration and operation of the courts $2 billion budget, 3,600 state and locally paid judges and over 15,000 non-judicial employees. Judge Pfau served as First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge of New York from 2004 to 2007. Prior to that, she was the Administrative Judge of the Supreme Court, Second Judicial District.