Judge Greenberg (NYLJ/Rick Kopstein)
Family Court Judge Ellen Greenberg, who is also an acting state Supreme Court justice, has been named supervising judge of Nassau’s Family Court, county Administrative Judge Thomas Adams announced Friday.
Greenberg will replace Judge Edmund Dane, who was elected last month to the state Supreme Court.
Greenberg will oversee seven Family Court Judges, 10 support magistrates and referees, and more than 130 non-judicial employees. Nassau Family Court receives about 20,000 cases each year.
In a statement, Adams described Greenberg as “an extraordinary judge who exemplifies fairness, integrity and brings extraordinary leadership abilities.”
Greenberg graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1981. She became a law assistant in Manhattan Family Court in 1985 and, two years later, joined the New York City Law Department’s Family Court Division, where she was promoted to deputy borough chief in Brooklyn and then borough chief in the Bronx.
She was elected to the Nassau Family Court bench in 2006 and was appointed an acting state justice soon after. She was re-elected to Family Court this November.
Greenberg is co-chair of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Collaborative in Nassau County and is on the board of directors of the New York State Family Court Judges’ Association.