|L. Priscilla Hall|
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|Current Court Information:|
|New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division|
|Appointed by:||Gov. David Paterson|
|Past post:||Supreme Court Justice, 2nd Judicial District|
|Past term:||January 1994 - March 2009|
|Law School:||Columbia University School of Law|
|Grad. School:||Columbia University School of Journalism|
L. Priscilla Hall is a judge on the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department. She was appointed to this position by Governor Patterson and took office on March 19, 2009. She was retained to the Supreme Court by voters in 2007 to a term ending on December 31, 2021.
Judge Hall received a B.A. degree from Howard University in 1968, a master's degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism in 1969, and a J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1973.
Judge Hall began her legal career in April of 1973 as a corporate attorney for General Electric. In February of 1974, she became an Assistant District Attorney for New York County. She held this position until June of 1979 and then, the following October, she became the Inspector General of the New York City Department of Employment. In April of 1982, she joined the New York State Department of Law as an Assistant Attorney General. She left that job in November to become the Inspector General for the New York City Human Resources Administration. In February of 1986, she became a judge on the New York City Criminal Court. In 1990, she worked for a few months as Acting Justice of the New York State Supreme Court in Kings County. She was then appointed to the Court of Claims in July of 1990. She held this position until her election to the Supreme Court of the State of New York, 2nd Judicial District in 1993, effective January 1994.  She took office in January of 1994. From February 2008 to March 2009, she was the Administrative Judge of the Kings County Supreme Court in the Criminal Division. She now serves in the Appellate Division.
Lieutenant Governor order
Justice Hall has suspended an order keeping the appointed Lieutenant Governor from performing the duties of office.
When David Paterson took over the office of Governor after Eliot Spitzer's resignation, Paterson appointed Richard Ravitch to take over as Lieutenant Governor. State Senate Republicans filed a lawsuit saying that his action was unconstitutional, and New York Supreme Court judge William La Marca issued an order restraining Ravitch from performing the duties of the office. Justice Hall suspended the preliminary injunction, and directed both parties to appear in court for resolution. 
- Official New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department website
- "Governor Paterson Announces Appellate Division Appointments and Court of Claims Nominations", press release