Judge Stein was nominated and approved as an Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals in February 2015. Previously, Justice Stein was appointed to the Supreme Court - Third Department on
February 11, 2008. She was an Albany City Court Judge, Acting Family
Court Judge and Administrative Judge of the Rensselaer County Integrated
Domestic Violence Part. Judge Stein also had a private practice early in her
Justice Stein is a founding member of the N.Y. State Judicial Institute
on Professionalism in the Law.
The Kate Stoneman Award of Albany Law School was presented to Judge
Stein in 2007.
Leslie received her undergraduate degree from Macalester College.