You are cordially invited …

To attend the swearing-in ceremony for Westchester County Judge Susan Capeci at 4 p.m. Thursday in Courtroom 200 at the county courthouse in White Plains. It’s open to the public.

Capeci was elected to a full 10-year term in November. She had been appointed to the bench in April by Gov. David Paterson to fill a vacancy left by Judge Francis Nicolai, who was elected to the state Supreme Court.

Capeci was a lawyer for the Mount Vernon Water Department and a defense lawyer for more than 20 years. She is on the board of the Legal Aid Society of Westchester and was campaign manager for county Judge Susan Cacace, a former Westchester prosecutor, in 2005.

County Court judges generally preside over felony criminal cases. The annual salary for county and state judges is $136,700.

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.