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For immediate release: July 3, 2012
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Judge Susan F. Maven Elevated to Appellate Division of Superior Court

Superior Court Judge Susan F. Maven will be elevated to the Appellate Division effective Aug. 1, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced today.

The Appellate Division of the Superior Court is New Jersey's intermediate appellate court.  The 32 Appellate Division judges hear appeals from decisions of the trial courts, the Tax Court and state administrative agencies.  The Appellate Division decides approximately 6,500 appeals and 7,500 motions each year.

Appointed to the Superior Court in 2001 by Gov. Donald T. DiFrancesco, Judge Maven served in the family division in Atlantic County until 2008, when she was assigned to the criminal division in Cape May County. She returned to Atlantic County in 2010, serving first in the criminal division and then in the family division. Judge Maven served a temporary assignment to the Appellate Division earlier this year.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University School of Law, Judge Maven began her legal career in private practice, as an associate at Horn, Kaplan, Goldberg, Gorny and Daniels. In 1989 she became development coordinator for the Atlantic County Transportation Authority. She then served as counsel for the Atlantic County Improvement Authority from 1990 to 1998, also serving as condemnation commissioner for Atlantic County from 1988 to 1993. In 1998, Judge Maven was named a commissioner for the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, where she remained until her judicial appointment.

Judge Maven is the chair of the Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns, a position she has held since 2010. She is one of two vice-chairs of the Supreme Court Committee on Access and Fairness. She also has served on the Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution.

“I appreciate the chief justice’s confidence in appointing me to the Appellate Division,” said Judge Maven. “While I have enjoyed serving the citizens of Atlantic and Cape May County for over ten years,  I look forward to my new assignment and working in a different capacity.”

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