The White House announced two nominees to fill seats on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  They are Paul Matey of New Jersey and David Porter of Pennsylvania.

Matey is currently senior vice president and general counsel of University Hospital in Newark.  He is a graduate of the University of Scranton and Seton Hall School of Law, where he was editor in chief of the Seton Hall Law Review.  He then clerked for United States District Court Judge John Lifland and Third Circuit Judge Robert Cowen.  Matey then went into private practice at the Washington, DC firm of Kellogg Huber. 

Chief Justice Rabner has announced that Judges Lisa A. Firko and Arnold L. Nitali, Jr., have been temporarily assigned to the Appellate Division.  Both judges will serve in the Appellate Division, on Parts to be designated by the Appellate Division’s Presiding Judge for Administration, beginning on April 16 and continuing through June 24.

Judge Firko, a graduate of Seton Hall University and Seton Hall University School of Law, took the bench in Bergen County in 2008 after a lengthy career at Lum, Drasco & Positan, where she was a partner.  She has sat in the Civil Divisio

Chief Justice Rabner announced today that Judge Lisa Rose will be temporarily assigned to the Appellate Division effective January 2, 2018.  Judge Rose, who had been temporarily assigned to the Appellate Division from September 11-November 19, 2017, currently sits in the Civil Division in Hudson County.  She comes up for tenure in July 2018.