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For immediate release: May 24, 2005
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Jeffrey A. Newman Appointed Acting Clerk of Appellate Division of New Jersey's Superior Court

Presiding Judge for Administration Edwin H. Stern today announced the appointment of Jeffrey A. Newman as acting clerk of the Appellate Division of Superior Court.

As acting clerk of the division, Mr. Newman will provide support to Appellate Division judges and their staff located throughout the state and administer the operations of the clerk's office in Trenton. In addition to serving as acting clerk, Mr. Newman will continue overseeing administrative services, including court reporting, managing the court's automated systems, and maintaining the Judiciary's videoconferencing network. A national search is underway for the position of clerk; the job announcement can be accessed at njcourtsonline.com.

Mr. Newman will replace Clerk of the Appellate Division James M. Flynn, who is retiring after nearly 20 years with the Judiciary. While in the clerk's office, Mr. Flynn oversaw the transition to the automated docketing system that currently receives more than 7,000 appeals each year. The system was implemented to allow better tracking of cases and improve service to attorneys and litigants.

"We owe a great deal of thanks to Jim Flynn, who has been an integral part of our modernization efforts," said Judge Stern. "Mr. Newman brings his own substantial expertise in this area, so we are in good hands during this transition."

According to the order signed yesterday by Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz, Mr. Newman's appointment is effective June 1. His salary will be determined in accordance with Judiciary salary regulations.

A certified public manager, Mr. Newman holds a B.A. from Monmouth University and an M.A. from Montclair State University. He joined the Judiciary in 1986 and has served as deputy clerk of the Appellate Division since 2001. Mr. Newman has served on numerous Judiciary committees and has been instrumental in the recent implementation of webcasting of Supreme Court arguments on the Judiciary web site. He and his wife, Nancy, reside in Ocean Township. They have one daughter, Paige, in New York.

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