Judge Profile

Hope Schwartz Zimmerman

Judicial Experience:

  • Supervising Judge, Nassau County Matrimonial Parts, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2011 to Present
  • Judge, Family Court, Nassau County, Elected, 2005 to 2014
  • Supervising Judge, Nassau County Family Court, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2009 to 2011

Other Professional Experience:

  • Principal Law Secretary, Hon. Elaine Jackson Stack, Nassau County Supreme Court, 2000 to 2004
  • Attorney, Private Practice, 1987 to 1999

Education:

  • JD, Hofstra University School of Law, 1986
  • MA, New York University, 1970
  • BA, Rhode Island College, 1968

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1987

Publications/Lectures:

  • Attorney Fees and Client Issues, The Annual Survey of Matrimonial Law, 1998
  • The Torah and the U.S. Constitution, Shofar Magazine, 1985
  • Women Work for Social Change, Children Today, 1978

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, Law Guardian Advisor Committee 10th Judicial District, 1997 - present
  • Member, N.Y. Fam Law Inns of Ct., 1996 - present
  • Chair, Nassau County Bar Association Women in Courts Committee, 1995 - 1997
  • President, Nassau County Women's Bar Association, 1994 - 1995
  • Co-Chair, National Association of Mothers' Center, 2000 - 2001
  • Board of Directors, National Association of Mothers' Centers, 1999 - present
  • Board of Directors, Soroptimist Int'l of Nassau County, 1999 - present
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association Academy of Law, Ad. Bd., 2001 - present
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association, 1987 - present
  • Member, Nassau County Women's Bar Association, 1987 - present
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