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For immediate release: January 18, 2005
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Tamara Kendig

New Trial Court Administrator Assigned in Mercer Vicinage

Assignment Judge Linda R. Feinberg, Mercer Vicinage, has announced the appointment of Sue Regan as trial court administrator, effective Feb. 14, 2005. She replaces Jude DelPreore, who now serves as trial court administrator for Burlington Vicinage.

Under New Jersey's court rules, the administrative director of the court appoints the trial court administrator in each vicinage. Acting Administrative Director Philip S. Carchman said that he named Ms. Regan on the strong recommendation of Judge Feinberg.

As the highest-ranking staff executive in the vicinage, the trial court administrator is responsible for all court operations, including overseeing budget development and expenditures, supervising all judicial support personnel, managing facilities and resources, and directing program development and analysis.

"Sue has demonstrated excellent leadership and communication skills and takes pride in providing quality service to both internal and external customers and clients," said Judge Feinberg. "I am sure she will be an asset to our management team."

Ms. Regan joined the Judiciary in 1977 as a probation officer in Hunterdon County and became the assistant Family Division manager there in 1984. She was named assistant trial court administrator in 1991. During her 13 years in that position, she participated in the design and development of the new Hunterdon County Justice Center and oversaw the transition into that new facility in 1996. A certified public manager, Ms. Regan holds a bachelor's degree in political science and criminal justice from the University of Scranton.

"I have enjoyed working with my colleagues in Hunterdon/Somerset/Warren Vicinage and I look forward to building strong working relationships with my new colleagues in Mercer as well," said Ms. Regan. A Warren County resident, Ms. Regan and her husband, Bob Spears, have one son, Rob, who attends West Virginia University.

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