X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Since Richard Nixon’s presidency, hundreds of young lawyers have come and gone at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey in Newark, and they have one thing in common: Melvin Kracov. As the longest-serving assistant U.S. attorney, he is the office’s institutional memory, the go-to guy for mentoring and a link between the office and its influential alumni, many of whom have become federal and state judges, as well as managing partners in big firms. Now, after 28 years in the office, Kracov is about to become a new kid at the age of 59. Acting on a recommendation by New Jersey Attorney General John Farmer Jr. — yes, he’s one of those veterans of the federal prosecutor’s office — Gov. Christine Todd Whitman has nominated Kracov to be a Hudson County Superior Court judge. It shows that cozying up to local politicians isn’t the only way to get on the bench. Kracov, who lives in West New York, is an independent, and though he cruised through the vetting by the Hudson County Bar Association’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Nominations Committee, he had no local sponsor, say lawyers familiar with his appointment. Kracov has homework to do, having no private practice or New Jersey state court experience.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.