ADPD Jaclyn Medina appointed to First Assistant position in Bergen
Public Defender Krakora announced the promotion of Assistant Deputy Public Defender
Jaclyn Medina to the First Assistant position in the Bergen Region. Ms. Medina has been
with the OPD since 2005 and, in addition to her regular duties as a staff attorney, has
been a contributing member of the OPD Training and Professionalism Committees.
Essex Region hosts two day in house training program
Organized by First Assistant Diane Carl, the Essex Region sponsored a full two day training
program for staff and pool attorneys during the Judicial College. In addition to Diane
for her work, thanks to First Assistants Bill Fitzsimmons and Elaine Wladyga and staff
attorney Kelly Lerner for their presentations during the sessions.
Appellate staff attorneys argue 29 cases in the Supreme Court
20 staff attorneys in the Appellate Section of the OPD have argued a total of 29 cases
in the Supreme Court this year alone. Members of the Court have consistently complimented
the quality of representation provided by OPD attorneys.
OPR staff attorney Jennifer Cunningham named Family Reunification Day Hero
At Family Reunification Day celebration earlier this fall, Legal Services of NJ named
OPR staff attorney Jennifer Cunningham a Family Reunification Hero in recognition of work
representing parents in Title 9 and Title 30 cases. Congratulations on the
OPD Sponsors First Class DNA Training
On October 24, approximately 70 attorneys attended an intensive full day training
program entitled "DNA Evidence in the Twenty-First Century". The presenters were
Lawrence Kobilinsky, Ph.D., a renowned forensic science expert from John Jay College,
and Dr. Mark Perlin, CEO of Cybergenetics in Pittsburgh, Pa. The program was extremely
informative and well-received by the attendees.
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