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Hon. Carol Stokinger

Judge Carol Stokinger was appointed to the Family Court bench by Mayor Rudolph W. Guiliani on February 9, 2000 and was re-appointed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on February 9, 2010. On July 7, 2009 she was appointed Supervising Judge of Queens County Family Court.

From 1977 until her appointment to the bench, she was an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where she was assigned to the Trial Division. During her tenure in the District Attorney’s Office, she was on the Homicide Chart, was Deputy Chief of a Trial Bureau, and was Chief of the Family Violence and Child Abuse Bureau. While in the District Attorney’s Office, Judge Stokinger was a member of numerous task forces and organizations involving domestic violence and child abuse, including the New York City Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect and the Family Court Advisory Council.

Judge Stokinger has appeared as a guest speaker or panelist on issues involving domestic violence and child abuse and has trained police, medical professionals, judges, court personnel and lawyers in the area of domestic violence and child abuse.

Judge Stokinger is currently a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Judge Stokinger received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and her A.B from Mount Holyoke College.

Judge Stokinger is married and has two children.

Judge Carol Stokinger

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