An Indian-origin woman in the United States has made us proud. Indian-American Deepa Ambekar has been appointed as interim judge to the civil court of New York City.
Second Indian American judge in NYC
With this new appointment, she became the second Indian-American woman judge in the city. Chennai-born Raja Rajeswari was the first one, reports PTI.
Ambekar was earlier in the New York City Council for three years as Senior Legislative Attorney and Counsel to the Committee on Public Safety. Before that, she was a Staff Attorney at Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, and a litigation associate at a private firm.
Ambekar has graduated from University of Michigan and has a law degree graduate from Rutgers Law School.
When a senior attorney in her law firm applied for a judge’s post a few years ago, Ambekar was motivated to become a judge.
"I had always wished that I could be as beautiful as they were."
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Rajeswari took over as a criminal court judge in 2015. She was the first India-born woman to be appointed a judge in NYC
Ambekar, 41, has sworn in to be chaired in Civil Court and will be serving in Criminal Court, a statement from NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed.
The announcement of appointing Judge Ambekar to interim Civil Court came directly from the Mayor.
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Fair justice system
“Every New Yorker deserves access to a fair and equitable justice system and I know these judges will ensure due process is afforded to all who come before their court,” said Bill de Blasio.
Ambekar lives and works in New York City. Her long-term plan after retirement would be teaching a law class.
SheThePeople.TV congratulates Ambekar.