Judge Gail Prudenti

Administrator and Advisor, Hofstra Law School, and Former Chief Administrative Judge of the New York Courts and New York State Supreme Court Justice

As Chief Administrative Judge, Gail Prudenti worked hand-in-hand with Chief Judge Lippman to implement a trail-blazing response to the complex and devastating problem of human trafficking. By creating a network of specialized courts designed to both punish perpetrators and assist victims, and by bringing together state court leaders from around the country to participate in a National Summit on Human Trafficking and the State Courts, New York’s judiciary has become a national leader in the fight against this horrific practice.

“The time has come for our society and our courts to take a proactive and collaborative approach to combating the evil of trafficking in all its forms. By working together, we all become partners in justice, dedicated to ending the exploitation of the most vulnerable among us and truly changing lives.”