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New Jersey’s First Hispanic Trial Court Administrator Appointed to Union County

For further information: For immediate release:
Winnie Comfort, AOC 609-292-9580 April 2, 2003
Robert Wilkinson, Union 908-820-2732

Judge Richard J. Williams, administrative director of New Jersey’s Judiciary, today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Domingo as trial court administrator for the Union vicinage. She replaces John N. Miri, who retired earlier this year.

Ms. Domingo, 42, is the first Hispanic person appointed to the position of trial court administrator, the highest-ranking staff executive position in the vicinage.

Under New Jersey’s court rules, the administrative director of the courts appoints the trial court administrator in each vicinage. Judge Williams said he appointed Ms. Domingo on the recommendation of Assignment Judge Edward W. Beglin, Jr.

“I am very pleased with Ms. Domingo’s selection, which followed an extensive interview and evaluation process,” said Judge Beglin. “She brings to the position a broad background and experience with the courts as well as a high level of energy and commitment to serving all facets of court operations. Everyone in the vicinage looks forward to working with her and welcomes her to our ranks.”

The trial court administrator operates the administrative arm of the vicinage. Ms. Domingo will be responsible for court operations, including overseeing budget development and expenditures, supervising all judicial support personnel, managing facilities and resources, and directing program development and analysis.

"I started as a probation officer. To have risen through the ranks to be appointed trial court administrator has been an interesting adventure," said Ms. Domingo as she looked back on her career in the Sussex County courthouse and forward to her new assignment in Union County. "My appointment is a privilege and an honor."

Ms. Domingo joined the Judiciary as a probation officer in 1985 in Hudson County. There she served as assistant jury manager, jury manager, and assistant civil division manager for the special civil part. In 1997, she was appointed assistant trial court administrator in the Morris/Sussex vicinage. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University and earned her law degree from Seton Hall School of Law.

Ms. Domingo and her husband, Edward Domingo, live in Andover with their two children; Sarah, age 6, and Alex, age 7 months. The Domingo family enjoys traveling to the Caribbean and collecting antiques.

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