Judge Andrea Sabita Ogle was officially inducted into the Civil Court of the City of New York last weekend. She is the first woman and Guyanese-born nominated by the Queens Democratic Party, chaired by Congressman Gregory Meeks.
Congressman Meeks and his wife, Simone-Marie Meeks, herself a Guyanese American, were present for the ceremony.
Judge Ogle managed her own law practice in Queens County for more than 20 years and served as a member of the Attorneys for Children and 18b Assigned Counsel Panels, representing indigent adults and children in Family and Supreme Court proceedings since 1999. She thanked the Queens community for placing their trust and confidence in her.
“Thank you to the Queens County Democratic Party, the Queens County Executive Committee, the District Leaders, elected officials and each club for your mentorship, guidance, and confidence. Our borough is one that has its greatest strength in our communities, in our diversity and in our ability to seamlessly blend virtues, such as civil engagement, hard work and inclusion, making Queens County much richer and a model for the world.”