Photos: Tim Roske
Above, Court of Appeals Judge Jenny Rivera is congratulated yesterday by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman after her investiture ceremony, as Judge Victoria Graffeo applauds. Below left, Rivera being sworn in by Lippman, below right, with Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy.
The event gave Rivera a chance to thank her family and former colleagues at the City University of New York School of Law, and to praise her new colleagues on the state's high court. Among the former Court of Appeals judges attending the event were Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, whom Rivera replaced, and former Chief Judge Judith Kaye. Lippman said that Rivera, 52, will be a "spectacular, great judge for many years to come."