FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2014
Contact: Yang Chen, Executive Director
NEW YORK – October 23, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is pleased to announce that on October 20, Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti announced the appointment of Hon. Alexander B. Jeong as Deputy Administrative Judge of the New York Criminal Courts, effective immediately. Judge Jeong is the first Asian Pacific American to serve the Unified Court System in this capacity. In his new role, Judge Jeong will oversee one of the nation’s busiest courts, which has trial jurisdiction over misdemeanors and petty offenses and preliminary jurisdiction over felonies in New York City’s five boroughs.
Prior to his ascension to the bench, he served the Office of the Kings County District Attorney for over a decade, most recently as a bureau chief in the Office’s Criminal Court Bureau. Upon his appointment to the New York City Criminal Court bench in 2005, Judge Jeong joined the Unified Court System. He was reappointed to the Court in 2010 and designated acting Supreme Court Justice in 2012. Chief Administrative Judge Prudenti stated, “Alexander Jeong exemplifies the qualities we expect of our judges. We are fortunate to benefit from his vast expertise, unassailable integrity and strong management skills.”
“This is wonderful news!” said AABANY Judiciary Committee Co-Chair Linda Lin. “We commend Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti’s appointment of Judge Jeong as Deputy Administrative Judge of the New York Criminal Courts. Judge Jeong is a pillar of our legal community and we offer our heartfelt congratulations.”
Judge Jeong also serves as President of the Asian American Judges Association of New York. The association was honored at the Queens Asian Bar Association Annual Gala on September 18, and Judge Jeong accepted the award on its behalf.
For more information, please contact Yang Chen, AABANY Executive Director, at (718) 228-7206, or direct any inquiries to [email protected].
The Asian American Bar Association of New York is a professional membership organization of attorneys concerned with issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community. Incorporated in 1989, AABANY seeks not only to encourage the professional growth of its members but also to advocate for the Asian Pacific American community as a whole. AABANY is the New York regional affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).
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