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David Bookstaver, Director
Mai Yee, Assistant Director
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Date: November 01, 2001

Seal of the Unified Court System
Alan Oshrin Named Suffolk County Administrative Judge
NEW YORK - Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman today announced the appointment of Hon. Alan D. Oshrin as Administrative Judge of Suffolk County courts. The appointment, which is effective immediately, was made with the approval of Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye and in consultation  with Presiding Justice Lawrence J. Bracken, of the Appellate Division, Second Department. Justice Oshrin will replace Hon. A. Gail Prudenti, who has been appointed to the Appellate Division, Second Department.

Judge Lippman said, "Justice Oshrin has long been a highly respected member of the Suffolk County legal community, with a reputation for scholarship, diligence and fairness and over three decades of combined experience on the Supreme Court bench and in private practice. His superior judicial skills and capacity for leadership make him the ideal candidate for this critical position in the Tenth District. I am delighted that Judge Oshrin has accepted this assignment and have every confidence that he will be a resourceful and innovative administrator who will bring great credit to the court system and the public that it serves. I look forward to working closely with him in the future."

Justice Oshrin began serving on the State Supreme Court bench in 1991 after two decades of private practice, specializing in matrimonial law and public sector labor law. He is an adjunct professor at the State University of New York at Old Westbury and Dowling College in Oakdale, New York, and previously taught at the Touro Law Center in Huntington. A Long Island resident, Judge Oshrin graduated from Hobart College and Columbia University School of Law.

Judge Lippman added, "I want to thank Judge Prudenti for her extraordinary leadership of the Suffolk courts as Administrative Judge during the last several years. Within a relatively short period of time, she was able to implement major reforms in her judicial district, including differentiated case management, drug courts and many local initiatives. She has garnered the utmost respect and admiration of her colleagues on the bench and the bar for her sharp intellect, strong work ethic and deft management skills. Justice Prudenti has demonstrated a profound dedication to the New York State legal system and undoubtedly will be as great an asset to the Second Department appellate bench as she was to the courts of Suffolk County."