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Heart of Women Award to be presented to Judge Yamin

The 2022 Heart of Women Award will be presented to the Danbury Probate Judge Dianne Yamin this week.  She's being recognized by the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce and the Women's Business Council on Thursday for her career in public service.  The Heart of Women Award event is being held at the Amber Room, with tickets still on sale.  She served as the first woman Chairman of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce.  Yamin was first elected as probate judge in 1990 and was the first woman to hold that position in Danbury.  She was also the youngest elected judge in the state at age 29.  Yamin is retiring this year after nearly 32 years in the position.  Yamin says it's been a pleasure to serve the people of Danbury, and to have so many interesting cases and help so many people.  The court mostly handles estates, but also deals with conservatorships, guardianships of the intellectually disabled, psychiatric matters, adoption and children’s matters.  She notes that a growing area is special immigrant juvenile status cases.  Yamin is the President-elect of the National College of Probate Judges and will lead the organization for one year.  She is also active with Lions Club of Danbury and the Age Well Community Council.