ALBANY — Justice Angela Iannacci is moving up the judicial ladder.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday that he has appointed Iannacci, a state Supreme Court justice since 2006, to the Appellative Division, New York’s midlevel appeals court.
(Thanks to a patchwork system put together more than a century ago, “Supreme Court” isn’t New York’s highest court, but a trial-level court third from the top.)
Iannacci, 57, will serve in what’s known as the Appellate Division’s “Second Department,” which hears appeals from trials, Family Court cases and other venues in 10 counties, including Nassau and Suffolk. Her term runs through 2020. Only Supreme Court justices can be appointed to the Appellate Division.
Cuomo cited Iannacci’s experience in making the appointment, noting her previous service as a Family Court judge, a small claims court hearing officer and a private attorney, as well as her service on several advisory committees. She unsuccessfully ran for a Surrogate Court seat in 2015.
Iannacci, a Great Neck resident, earned a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a law degree from Pace University.