(CNN) – Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will help ring in the new year by pressing the ceremonial button to lower the famous Times Square New Year's Eve Ball on Tuesday.
She's also set to lead the final 60 second countdown, according to the co-organizers of the event, Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment.
A native New Yorker, Sotomayor was appointed to the high court in 2009, and she was the third woman and first Hispanic to become a Supreme Court justice.
"Justice Sotomayor is an inspiration to many, and it is a privilege to welcome her to our celebration to ring in 2014," Times Square Alliance President Tim Tompkins said in a news release Sunday. "Who better to join us in the Crossroads of the World than one of New York's own?"