Betty Lester


Worked in Public Defenders Office. In 1977 appointed a Municipal Court Judge at age 31. In 1985 appointed to the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey.

First African American woman Presiding Judge in Essex County. 2nd African American Female Judge to Superior Court of NJ. Later Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.



Kukla, Barbara. Defying the Odds.

Rutgers Law 1971 Yearbook