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Kris is the former editor in chief of the New York Law Journal, where she broadened the coverage of the legal community in New York to include all state and federal courts and court administration, large and small law firms, in house counsel, public interest organizations, government agencies and law schools. She also expanded the roster of contributing columnists to report on all areas of practice, and supervised the transition from a print-only publication to a fully digital product. Kris joined the Law Journal in 1989 and served as managing editor and executive editor before assuming the role of editor in chief in 2001.

Prior to joining the Law Journal, Kris was acting managing editor of the weekly New Jersey Law Journal, and senior editor of Manhattan Lawyer and senior editor of The American Lawyer magazine. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from New York University.

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