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For immediate release: May 31, 2005
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Civil Division Presiding Judge Georgia M. Curio Named Assignment Judge of Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem Vicinage

Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz today announced the appointment of Superior Court Judge Georgia M. Curio as the assignment judge of Vicinage 15, Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem Counties, effective June 1. She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Assignment Judge George H. Stanger Jr.

"Judge Curio has been a great asset to Vicinage 15," said Chief Justice Poritz. "She is a strong and wise leader who has experience in every trial division, and I am confident that she will make an excellent assignment judge."

Judge Curio was appointed to the bench by Gov. Christine Todd Whitman in 1995 and was reappointed with tenure by Gov. James McGreevey in 2002. Prior to her appointment, she worked in private practice. She holds a B.A. from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden.

First assigned to the Criminal Division, Judge Curio also has served in the Family and Civil Divisions in Vicinage 15. She was appointed presiding judge of the Civil Division in 2000 and also has filled the role of acting assignment judge on the occasion of Judge Stanger's absence since Sept. 2002. As a judge, she has served on the Supreme Court Minority Concerns Committee, the Supreme Court Arbitration Advisory Committee, and the Supreme Court Judicial Education Committee.

"I am delighted to accept this appointment and I look forward to working with the judges and staff in Vicinage 15 in this new capacity," said Judge Curio.

A Cumberland County native who currently resides in Millville, Judge Curio enjoys gardening, cooking, and her extended family.

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