Fisher, of New Baltimore, appointed to Appellate Division

Hon. Lisa Fisher, of New Baltimore

ALBANY — Governor Kathy Hochul announced the appointment of the Hon. Lisa M. Fisher as a justice of the state’s Appellate Division, Third Department.

Only those candidates deemed “highly qualified” by the Judicial Screening Committee for the Appellate Division were submitted to the governor for her consideration.

Justice Fisher’s appointment is the first Supreme Court Justice from Greene County to be appointed to the Appellate Division in over a century. There have been two previous Supreme Court Justices from Greene County appointed to the Appellate Division, including Justice Emory A. Chase in 1901 and Justice Aaron V.S. Cochrane in 1906. 

Justice Fisher will preside over appeals within the Third Department, which covers 28 counties in upstate New York, ranging from the mid-Hudson Valley to the Canadian border and as far west as Schuyler and Chemung counties in the Southern Tier.

Justice Fisher was elected to the Supreme Court, Third Judicial District, which encompasses Albany, Greene, Columbia, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties, in 2014. Justice Fisher resides in New Baltimore with her three children and husband. 

Hochul’s appointment of Justice Fisher was effective as of January 3, 2022.

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