Justice Leslie E. Stein

  • Appointed to the Third Department effective February 11, 2008, Justice Stein graduated from Macalester College in 1978 and Albany Law School in 1981. She was elected Albany City Court Judge in 1997, served as Acting Family Court Judge in 2001, and elected to the Supreme Court for the Third Judicial District in 2001. Justice Stein served as the Administrative Judge of the Rensselaer County Integrated Domestic Violence Part from January 2006 to February 2008. She was a confidential Law Clerk to the Schenectady County Family Court Judges from 1981 to 1983.
  • She was engaged in private practice from 1983 to 1997, practicing exclusively in matrimonial and family law, and was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 1991.
  • She is a founding member of the NYS Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law, established by Chief Judge Kaye, since 1999, and chair of the Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee, 2001 to 2005.