A. Gail Prudenti, chief administrative judge of the Courts of New York State, will receive the Nassau County Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Medallion at a dinner dance in May. Awarded to a legal professional whose work betters the reputation and dignity of the profession, the accolade recognizes her outstanding legal career.
Judge Prudenti has served in several legal capacities in New York, including that of presiding justice of the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department of New York State. She was the first woman from Suffolk County to serve in that position. She also recently served in the Court of Appeals, where she heard litigation in connection with the World Trade Center bombings of 2001.
A prolific writer, she has published more than 1,000 articles and decisions in publications such as Newsday and The Jurist. Moreover, she has written handbooks for people involved in guardian ad litem programs and is frequently asked to speak at seminars and other events throughout the state.
An alumna of Marymount College at Fordham University, she received her law degree from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
Andrew Morganstern, senior litigation counsel for Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., is a member of several Nassau County Bar Association committees.