By Jessica Dye
NEW YORK, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Two supervising judges have
been appointed in Nassau County, a spokesman for the court said
Judge Christopher Quinn will take over as supervising judge
of the Nassau County Court, said court spokesman Daniel
Bagnuola. Quinn is replacing former Judge John Kase, who left
the bench in December to rejoin private practice after reaching
the mandatory retirement age of 70.
Quinn is currently the supervising judge of the Nassau
County District Court, a position he has held since 2006. He
will be replaced by Judge Norman St. George, Bagnuola said.
The appointments are effective immediately.
While serving as supervising judge of district court, Quinn
oversaw the implementation of specialized court parts to address
mental health, adolescent diversion, veterans and human
St. George spent 16 years as a prosecutor and litigator in
private practice until he was appointed and then elected to the
District Court bench in 2004. He was elected to the County Court
bench in 2008.
St. George set up Nassau County's first domestic violence
part focused on misdemeanor crimes, as well as a hearing and
trial part to deal with DWI charges.
The new appointments come on the heels of a January
announcement that Justice Thomas Adams would be taking over as
administrative judge for Nassau County courts.
Quinn said in a brief phone interview Wednesday that he was
"looking forward to getting over there and digging in my heels
and see what's going on" at the county court. St. George said he
was honored by the appointment and looked forward to working
with the district court judges to "facilitate the administration
of justice on a fair and expeditious basis."
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