New York State Justice Angela G. Iannacci recently completed a Jurisprudence of Education Training Program conducted by the International Association of Women Judges in Washington, D.C..
Jurisprudence of Equality Program provides training for members of the judiciary on the domestic application of international, regional and national law on issues dealing with discrimination and violence against women. The program’s ultimate goal is to build a true jurisprudence of equality – based on universal principles of human rights.
JEP-trained jurists have established a track record of issuing judgments striking down discriminatory laws and practices, and they expanded the rights of women on issues ranging from economic discrimination, property rights, custody, inheritance, sexual assault and all forms of violence against women.
Justice Iannacci was elected Judge of the Nassau County Family Court in 2004 and was immediately appointed as an Acting Supreme Court Justice assigned to the Matrimonial Center. During that time she also served as one of the first judges assigned to the Model Custody Court and as back-up judge assisting families in crisis in the Integrated Domestic Violence Part (IDV).
In 2006, she was elected to the New York State Supreme Court where she has presided over all types of civil litigation including torts, commercial and guardianship matters.
In 2009, Justice Iannacci was appointed as Associate Justice of the Appellate Term, Second Judicial Department where she presides over criminal and civil appeals.
Justice Iannacci received her Juris Doctor Degree from Pace University School of Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree, with a double major in Political Science and Economics from George Washington University.
She is a member of the New York State Anti-Discrimination Panel, New York State Domestic Violence Task Force, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, , Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association’s Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts and the Columbian Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County. Justice Iannacci is a frequent lecturer at local colleges and law schools.
Justice Iannacci has been the recipient of the Blaine Sloan International Law Award, the Nassau-Suffolk Women’s Bar Association Special Recognition Award, among other awards. She is also a member of the Association of Supreme Court Justices of New York State, the National Association of Women Judges and the International Association of Women Judges.
Justice Iannacci resides in Manhasset with her husband James Baydar, Esq. and their children Alex and Juliana.