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Judge Stokinger Touts Tech In Family Court

When Queens Family Court Supervising Judge Carol Stokinger left Massachusetts to attend law school at Columbia, she planned on becoming a defense attorney.

“It sounds trite for people my age, but I wanted to be a defense lawyer, the female Perry Mason,” Stokinger said.

But a rare opportunity to work in Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau’s office in the summer after her first year of law school reshaped her mission and defined her legal career.

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Public Hearings Set to Improve Counsel in Family Court

The New York State Unified Court System is keeping the family close by making the family court better.

At least that is the goal of a series of public hearings hosted by the State Commission on Parental Legal Representation throughout New York in the coming months.

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