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WBASNY Congratulates Hon. Marguerite A. Grays for Appointment as Queens County Administrative Judge for Civil Matters

(New York, NY, Wednesday, June 24, 2020) – The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) congratulates the  Hon. Marguerite A. Grays on being appointed Administrative Judge of Queens County (11th District) for Civil Matters. Judge Grays is a past president of WBASNY’s Queens Chapter, chair of the Queens Chapter’s Board of Trustees, and a longtime and active chair of important state-level WBASNY committees.

The appointment, which is effective immediately, was made with the approval of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore after consulting with Presiding Justice Alan D. Scheinkman of the Appellate Division, Second Department. As Administrative Judge, Judge Grays will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Queens County’s Supreme Court – Civil Term. She succeeds the Hon. George J. Silver, who, in addition to his duties as Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for the New York City Courts, had been serving for the past year as the Court’s interim Administrative Judge.

In announcing the appointment, Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks said: “Judge Grays is an outstanding judge who, working with Judge Silver over the past months to navigate the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis, has exercised effective leadership of Queens County’s Supreme Court-Civil Term. Her administrative skills, combined with her sound judgment, strong work ethic and other fine qualities, will serve her well in this important post. I look forward to our working together as we strive, in these difficult times, to meet Queens County’s evolving civil justice needs.”

WBASNY is proud of Judge Grays and celebrates her latest achievement.


The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) is the professional membership organization of choice for more than 4,000 attorneys throughout New York State, and the largest statewide women’s bar association in the country.  For four decades, WBASNY has been a singularly important resource for women lawyers, with professional networking, continuing legal education programming, leadership training, and advocacy for the rights of women, children, and families.  Through involvement with WBASNY’s 20 regional chapters and its 40-plus substantive law committees, WBASNY’s members collaborate with one another on a variety of issues and perform public and community service, in furtherance of its mission to promote the advancement of the status of women in society and women in the legal profession; to promote the fair and equal administration of justice; and to act as a unified voice for its members with respect to issues of statewide, national and international significance to women generally and women attorneys in particular. WBASNY holds United Nations NGO status with the U.N.’s Department of Public Information, and Special Consultative status in association with the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). WBASNY is also a founding member of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations.