Hon. Lisa A. Sokoloff


Hon. Lisa A. Sokoloff is an Acting Supreme Court Justice sitting in a Guardianship Part in NY County. She was elected to the NY County Civil Court in 2012 and has served in numerous judicial positions since her election. She has co-chaired the Gender Fairness Committees of both the Criminal and Civil Court and is now a member of the Supreme Court Gender Fairness Committee. She also sits on the Judicial Hearing Officer Evaluation Committee, which she joined while still in private practice. Judge Sokoloff earned an A.B. from Vassar College and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where she was an editor of the International Law Journal. She practiced law for 28 years prior to taking the bench. She serves on the NYWBA Nominations Committee and Civil and Criminal Courts Committees. She is a co-chair of the annual Martha E. Gifford Summer Program entitled “What It’s (Really) Like to Practice Law as a Woman.” She has served a liaison to the NAWJ and is an NYWBA Delegate to WBASNY. She is a past President of the Jewish Lawyers Guild, and a past officer and current Advisory Board member of JALBCA.