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Judith Susan Sheindlin (née Blum; born October 21, 1942), better known as Judge Judy, is an American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author. Since 1996, Sheindlin has presided over her own successful Daytime Emmy Award winning reality courtroom series named after her, Judge Judy.<ref name="bio" />

Sheindlin passed the New York bar examination in 1965 and became a prosecutor in the family court system. In 1982 Mayor Ed Koch appointed her as a judge, first in criminal court, then later as Manhattan's supervising family court judge in 1986.

It was reported in mid-2012 that Sheindlin was the highest paid television personality, making "Judge Judy" Sheindlin23,000 per episode of Judge Judy,<ref name="ibtimes.com">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }}</ref> or $45 million annually for the 52 days per year that she tapes her show.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>[1]{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }}</ref> In October 2013 it was reported that Sheindlin was still the highest paid TV star, earning $47 million per year for Judge Judy, which translates into just over $900,000 per workday.<ref name="parade1">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Sheindlin began celebrating her 20th anniversary presiding on Judge Judy on Monday, September 14, 2015. She is the longest serving judge or arbitrator in courtroom-themed programming history, a distinction that rewarded Sheindlin a place in the prestigious Guinness World Records on September 14, 2015.<ref name="etonline">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> As Judge Judy boasts the longest individual production life of any court show, it is the first program in the judicial genre to reach 20 seasons without cancellation.<ref name="Facebook">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="Stun Creative">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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Intro   Early life and education    Legal career    TV court show: Judge Judy    Other media   Other projects and community work   Lawsuits    Personal life    References    External links   

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Judith Susan Sheindlin (née Blum; born October 21, 1942), better known as Judge Judy, is an American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author. Since 1996, Sheindlin has presided over her own successful Daytime Emmy Award winning reality courtroom series named after her, Judge Judy.<ref name="bio" />

Sheindlin passed the New York bar examination in 1965 and became a prosecutor in the family court system. In 1982 Mayor Ed Koch appointed her as a judge, first in criminal court, then later as Manhattan's supervising family court judge in 1986.

It was reported in mid-2012 that Sheindlin was the highest paid television personality, making $123,000 per episode of Judge Judy,<ref name="ibtimes.com">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }}</ref> or $45 million annually for the 52 days per year that she tapes her show.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>[1]{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }}</ref> In October 2013 it was reported that Sheindlin was still the highest paid TV star, earning $47 million per year for Judge Judy, which translates into just over $900,000 per workday.<ref name="parade1">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Sheindlin began celebrating her 20th anniversary presiding on Judge Judy on Monday, September 14, 2015. She is the longest serving judge or arbitrator in courtroom-themed programming history, a distinction that rewarded Sheindlin a place in the prestigious Guinness World Records on September 14, 2015.<ref name="etonline">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> As Judge Judy boasts the longest individual production life of any court show, it is the first program in the judicial genre to reach 20 seasons without cancellation.<ref name="Facebook">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="Stun Creative">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


Judith Sheindlin sections
Intro   Early life and education    Legal career    TV court show: Judge Judy    Other media   Other projects and community work   Lawsuits    Personal life    References    External links   

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