New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed four justices to fill vacancies at the Appellate Division. Justice Barbara R. Kapnick has been appointed to the First Department. Justices Colleen Duffy, Hector D. LaSalle, and Joseph J. Maltese have been appointed to the Second Department.
These appointments take effect immediately. With these appointments, two vacancies remain on the Second Department bench and two remain on the First Department bench.