JAY STREET — Kings County Supreme Court Justice Patricia M. Di Mango is now the Deputy Administrative Judge of the Kings County Supreme Court Criminal Term.
It is a position that did not previously exist, but one that became necessary after Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters of the Second Judicial District Barry Kamins was elevated to Administrative Judge of the New York City Criminal Courts.
Kamins will remain the administrative judge in Brooklyn, overseeing all criminal matters in Kings county. But his additional citywide duties made it necessary to appoint a deputy to assist him in Brooklyn.
Justice Di Mango, whose prominence as a jurist has grown beyond her well-respected reputation in the Brooklyn courts, was elected to the Kings County Supreme Court in 2001. Her term expires in 2015.
Prior to that, she served as an acting Supreme Court justice for three years after having first been appointed to the city’s Criminal Court in 1995 by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
Hon. Di Mango attended Brooklyn College and Columbia University Teachers College.
The appointment went into effect earlier this month, after New York State Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti appointed Kamins to his new post on Jan. 11. The position of New York City Criminal Courts administrative judge had been vacant for three years and last held by Hon. Juanita Bing Newton.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Jan. 24, 2012