Justice Barry T. Albin Sworn In
Chief Justice Stuart Rabner administers the oath of office to Supreme Court Associate Justice Barry T. Albin during a ceremony July 9 marking his reappointment to the bench.
Supreme Court Associate Justice Barry T. Albin celebrated his reappointment to the bench when he was sworn in at a ceremony on July 9 in the Supreme Court courtroom in the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton.
Chief Justice Stuart Rabner administered the oath of office.
Albin was nominated for reappointment with tenure by Gov. Jon Corzine on May 15 and the full Senate confirmed his nomination last month. He can serve until he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 2022.
“These years have been fulfilling and rewarding, and it’s a great honor for me to be able to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court,” Albin told a courtroom packed with colleagues and friends.
Albin thanked his fellow justices and the staff of the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office “Every one of you makes our Supreme Court the finest in the nation,” said Albin, who also recognized former Acting Administrative Directors of the Courts Richard J. Williams and Philip S. Carchman and current Acting Director Glenn A. Grant.
Albin addresses friends and colleagues following his swearing in. Albin was nominated for reappointment with tenure by Gov. Jon Corzine on May 15 and the full Senate confirmed his nomination last month. He can serve until he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 2022.
Albin was nominated to serve on the Supreme Court by Gov. James E. McGreevey on July 10, 2002. He was confirmed by the Senate on Sept. 12, 2002 and was sworn in as an associate justice by Poritz at a private ceremony on Sept. 18, 2002. Albin reaffirmed the oath of office in a public ceremony at the Trenton War Memorial on Oct. 3, 2002.
Albin was a partner in the Woodbridge law firm of Wilentz, Goldman and Spitzer when he was first nominated.
Albin was born on July 7, 1952 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated from Rutgers College in 1973.
Albin then served as an assistant prosecutor in Passaic and Middlesex counties from 1978 to 1982. He began his association with the Wilentz firm in 1982 and was named a partner in 1986.