Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the State of New York and the New York Court of Appeals was officially sworn in by SJI Board Chairman Chief Justice Jim Hannah as a member of the Board of Directors on Sunday, April 7, 2013. Chief Judge Lippman joins ten other Board members appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. By law, the President must appoint six state court judges, one state court administrator, and four members of the public (no more than two of whom may be of the same political party). Chief Judge Lippman has held his current position since 2009. He has spent his entire legal career in the New York state court system, serving for 40 years in a variety of roles, including Chief Administrative Judge of all New York State Courts from 1996 to 2007.