Hon. Patricia DiMango, Department of Law & Paralegal Studies Adjunct, Appointed Kings County’s Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters
Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti recently announced the appointment of Hon. Patricia DiMango, an adjunct in City Tech’s Department of Law & Paralegal Studies, as Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters of State Supreme Court, Kings County. The appointment, which will take effect on January 6, 2014, was made with the approval of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and in consultation with Presiding Justice Randall T. Eng of the Appellate Division, Second Department. As Kings County Supreme Court Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters, Judge DiMango is charged with the oversight of one of the busiest criminal courts in the country.
Judge DiMango began her judicial career in New York City Criminal Court, to which she was appointed in 1995. She was named an Acting Supreme Court Justice, Second Judicial District, in 1998 and elected to the State Supreme Court, Kings County, in 2001. Since June 2012, she has served as the court’s Deputy Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters.
Earlier this year, Judge DiMango was recruited to help reduce the acute felony backlog in the Bronx, where she presided over a special “blockbuster” part that successfully resolved hundreds of the oldest cases. Prior to her ascension to the bench, she was a law clerk to several Supreme Court Justices. A former Kings County Assistant District Attorney, Judge DiMango is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law. She also holds a master’s degree in developmental psychology from Columbia University.
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