(Reno, Nev.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected the Honorable David B. Katz of the Superior Court, Family Division, Essex County in Newark, N.J. to its Board of Directors.
Along with his duties as a board director, he is also the NCJFCJ’s vice chair of the Family Violence and Domestic Relations Advisory Committee, and a member of the Curriculum Development and Legislative Committees.
Judge Katz was appointed to the Superior Court of New Jersey in 2008. He currently serves as the presiding judge in the family division in the Essex Vicinage. Judge Katz has also served as the lead judge for Children in Court and Domestic Violence, the Family Drug Court judge and chair of the Model Court. Judge Katz currently serves as chair of the Children in Court Subcommittee of the Conference of Presiding Judges, chair of the Domestic Violence Sub-Committee of the Conference of Presiding Judges, vice-chair of the Statewide Domestic Violence Working Group, and co-chair of the Essex County Domestic Violence Group. He has also served as vice president of the New Jersey Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
Recently, he has been appointed to the Criminal Justice Reform Update Group and Criminal Justice Reform Advisory Committee, which is working on the implementation of Criminal Justice Reform in New Jersey.
From 2013-2015, Judge Katz was assigned to the Chancery Division, General Equity.
Judge Katz received his law degree from Seton Hall Law School in 1987, with honors, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Seton Hall Law Review. He also has an MBA from Fairleigh-Dickinson University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware. Judge Katz is a former law clerk to the Honorable Garrett E. Brown, Jr., U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey.
About the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ):
Founded in 1937, the Reno, Nev.-based National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization and focused on improving the effectiveness of our nation’s juvenile and family courts. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the 2,000-member organization is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.