In Memoriam

Honorable Cira A. Martinez

Honorable Cira A. Martinez

Judge Cira Martinez, supervising judge of the Bronx Family court, is remembered for her fierce devotion to children and tirelessly advocating for the underprivileged.

Born in Havana, Cuba, Judge Martinez started her career in the court system as a court interpreter, before she became a lawyer. She was the first Hispanic woman to graduate from Fordham University’s School of Law, and was later the first Hispanic woman appointed to the Bronx family court.

Judge Martinez was a founding member of the International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges.

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