At a standing-room-only assembly of judges, elected officials, attorneys, court officers, ministers, family and friends at Borough Hall Community Room and Rotunda in Brooklyn, Judge Evelyn J. Laporte was sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court of the state of New York.

Laporte has worked as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn for the past 12 years. She is the first Latino female to become a Supreme Court judge in New York City.

Mistress of ceremonies was Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, with special remarks from Justice of the Supreme Court of Kings County Frank R. Seddio and welcoming remarks from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.