The Dominican Bar Association Statement on the Historic Appointment of Justice Helen Voutsinas

May 22, 2022 5:32 PM | Atenedoro Gonzalez (Administrator)

New York, NY – The Dominican Bar Association (“DBA”) issues the following statement following Governor Hochul’s appointment of Justice Helen Voutsinas to the Second Department, Appellate Division.

The DBA wishes to congratulate Justice Helen Voutsinas on her historic appointment to the Second Department, Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York by Governor Kathy Hochul. Justice Voutsinas will become the first Dominican Judge to the appointed to the Second Department, Appellate Division, making history within the Dominican legal community.

Justice Voutsinas previously served as a Nassau County, Appellate Term Justice for the 10th Judicial District from 2019 to the present and was elected to serve as a Judge for the Nassau County District Court from 2011-2019. Justice Voutsinas is a previous honoree of the Dominican Bar Association, having been honored by the DBA in 2021 with the Judicial Excellence award for her years of service as a member of the judiciary.

“This appointment is not just exciting, it is historic, and it is symbolic. We celebrate because representation matters. Thank you, Justice Voutsinas, for showing us that it is achievable – Si se puede!”

The DBA wishes Justice Voutsinas well in her new role as an Appellate Judge and looks forward to continue seeing the forward moving momentum in her legal career as a Latina trailblazer in the law. The DBA also congratulates the Honorable Janice Taylor, Honorable Lilian Wan, and Honorable Barry Warhit on their appointments.


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