State Supreme Court Justice Bernadette Clark has been selected as a 2013 New York State "Woman of Distinction."

The program was created in 1998 to honor women who exemplify personal excellence or whose professional achievements serve as an example to all New Yorkers.

Judge Clark was nominated for the award by Senator Joseph Griffo.

She was recently recognized in a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

The "Women of Distinction" program is part of the Senate's celebration of Women's History Month.