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Judge Helen Voutsinas Appointed to Appellate Division’s Second Department

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NEW YORK, NY – Nassau County Judge Helen Voutsinas was appointed by New York Governor Kathy Hochul to the New York State Appellate Division’s Second Judicial Department on May 20.

Since 2019, Voutsinas, 47, has served as a Nassau County Appellate Term Judge for the 9th and 10th Judicial Districts. Previously, she was a Nassau County District Court Justice, and was elected to be a Nassau County Justice in 2018.

The Second Department covers portions of downstate New York including Long Island, the lower Hudson Valley and Kings, Queens and Richmond counties. The courthouse is in Brooklyn Heights.

“Appointing upstanding and experienced judges is one of our first lines of defense against injustice”,  Governor Hochul said. “I am confident these judges will continue their impressive public service records and uphold the sanctity of the law. They are the best of the best, and I am proud that they will serve the people of New York”.

Also appointed were Judges Janice Taylor, Lillian Wan and Barry Warhit.

A St. John’s University School of Law graduate in 1999, Voutsinas was in private practice from 1999 to 2001, assistant town attorney for North Hempstead from 2001 to 2003, deputy majority counsel for the county legislature in 2004, and then a Principal Law Clerk to Justice Steven Jaeger of the New York State Supreme Court.

She was also previously the president of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association and the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association.

The Justices of the Appellate Division are designated by the Governor from among the Justices of the Supreme Court. State Senate confirmation isn’t required for these appointments.