- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s former chief judge has joined a law firm after retiring at the end of 2015.

Judge Jonathan Lippman has joined the New York office of Latham & Watkins as counsel in its litigation and trial department.

Lippman, who turned 70 last year, presided at New York’s Court of Appeals since 2009. He was also administrator of the state court system.

According to the firm, he will provide strategic counsel to clients on New York law and appellate matters, investigations and monitorships.

Lippman, who advocated for more volunteer and state-supported civil legal services for the poor, says he expects to help with Latham & Watkins’ pro bono programs.

The firm says it has donated 2.5 million hours in free legal counsel since 2000.

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