Communications Office:
David Bookstaver, Director
Mai Yee, Assistant Director
(212) 428-2500

Date: March 8, 2002

Seal of the Unified Court System
Court System Appoints New Public Affairs Director
NEW YORK - Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman and Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau announced today the appointment of Gregory L. Murray as the Director of Public Affairs for the Unified Court System. In this position, Mr. Murray will oversee community and government outreach initiatives, coordinate public affairs projects and manage an intergovernmental relations division for the state court system.

Judge Lippman said, "Greg Murray has served with distinction within the court system for over a decade. His knowledge of court operations is extensive, and he has experience working in both  administrative and supervisory capacities. I have no doubt that as Public Affairs Director, Greg will be a tremendous asset in keeping the public informed and educated about the state's courts and in building stronger ties between the courts and the community."

Mr. Murray joined the court system's Inspector General's Office in 1991, serving most recently as the Assistant Inspector General. Prior to his tenure with the judiciary, he was an investigator for various New York City agencies, including the Board of Education, the Department of Investigation, and the Housing Authority. He graduated from John Jay College with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, as well as a master's in public administration.

Mr. Murray succeeds Carol Robles-Román, who was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg last December as Deputy Mayor for Legal Affairs. The appointment is effective immediately.