New Prosecutors at Queens Da’s Office

Nine recent law school graduates were appointed as assistant district attorneys (ADAs) by Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown last Friday, Mar. 7, during a ceremony at his Kew Gardens office. Each of the new prosecutors will begin their careers with a training course led by Assistant District Attorneys Kevin M. Duddy, director of trial advocacy, and Jennifer L. Naiburg, deputy director of trial advocacy. They will also participate in lectures, courtroom observations, mock hearings, ride-alongs with police officers, simulations at the NYPD Tactics House and visits to correctional institutions and alternative sentencing programs. Thereafter, the new ADAs will be assigned to the Criminal Court/Intake Bureau. Shown with Brown, the appointees are (in alphabetical order) George T. Del Fierro Jr. and John L. Mason of Pace University School of Law; Genevieve N. Gadaleta of Tuoro College Jacob D. Fuchs Law Center; Angela Harper of Duke University School of Law; Melissa D. Medilien of Fordham University School of Law; Paige L. Nyer of CUNY School of Law; Kathryn A.A. O’Neill of Boston University School of Law; Anish M. Patel of Brooklyn Law School; and Diana M. Schioppi of St. John’s University Law School.

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