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Judge Hope S. Zimmerman
Candidate for the
Supreme Court
Tenth Judicial District
(Nassau and Suffolk)

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • Judge Zimmerman is an Acting Supreme Court Justice and the Supervising Judge of the Matrimonial Parts in Nassau County. She is the former Supervising Judge of the Family Court in Nassau County. Judge Zimmerman is a member of the Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children, a member of the Advisory Panel for Attorneys for Children in Nassau County and a member of the Nassau County Executive’s Task Force on Family Violence. She is a member of the Judiciary’s Women in the Courts Committee and a former President of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association. Judge Zimmerman has been an adjunct professor of law at Hofstra Law School and a frequent lecturer on topics of matrimonial and family law. She is a founding member of the first Mothers’ Center on Long Island and sits on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Mother’s Centers. Judge Zimmerman was found “Qualified” by the Judicial Election Qualification Commission, “Well Qualified” by the Nassau County Bar Association and endorsed by the Court Officers Benevolent Association of Nassau County. She is married with three adult children and six grandchildren with a seventh expected right after Election Day.
IJEQC rating
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  • Qualified
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Democrat
  • Working Families
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  • Hofstra Law School, J.D, 1986
  • N.Y. University, MA, 1970
  • Rhode Island College, BA, 1968
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1987
  • Supv. Judge, Nassau Supreme Mat. Parts
Professional Experience
  • Supervising Judge, Family Court, Nassau County May 2009 - May 2011
  • Judge, Family Court, Nassau County January 2005
  • Principal Law Clerk to Supreme Court Judge January 2000 - December 2004
  • Private practice, concentrating in matrimonial and family law 1987 - 1999

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