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    05.11.15 Stuart A. Minkowitz ’92 Named Assignment Judge of Morris/Sussex Vicinage
    Stuart Minkowitz

    Photo credit: Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger

    New Jersey Superior Court Judge Stuart A. Minkowitz ’92 will lead the Morris/Sussex Vicinage, effective May 28. The appointment was announced by New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.

    “I am delighted to accept the chief’s appointment, and I look forward to working with the judges and staff of the Morris/Sussex vicinage to serve the public in this new role,” Minkowitz said.

    Minkowitz, a director on the BLS Alumni Association Board of Directors, began his career in the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in 1992. He joined the Hackensack firm of Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard as an associate in 1996. He returned to public service in the U. S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey, working as a civil health care fraud coordinator. He remained in that position until his appointment to the bench by then Gov. Jon Corzine. He took the oath of office in January 2008.

    From 1999 until his appointment to the bench, Minkowitz served as a captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, first in the United States Army Reserve, and then in the New Jersey Army National Guard. In that role, he conducted legal reviews of administrative actions and policies, acted as legal advisor to administrative hearing boards, and provided legal assistance to soldiers and their families.

    While on the bench, Minkowitz served first in the family division, then moved to the criminal division in 2011. He was named presiding judge of the criminal division in December 2012. Since December 2014, he has served as the statewide Megan’s Law coordinator. He also has been a member of the Criminal Division Visitation Team, which reviews and reports on the implementation of criminal division standards and best practices statewide. He has served on the faculty of the annual Judicial College as well as on other judicial education panels.

    Read the full press release.