Jerald S. Carter

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Jerald S. Carter
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Court Information:
Nassau County Court, New York
Position:   County Court Judge
Active:   1998 - 2017
Past position:   Interim Judge, Nassau County District Court
Past position 2:   Hempstead Town Attorney
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Fisk University
Law School:   Howard University
Jerald S. Carter is a judge for the Nassau County Court in New York. He was elected to this position in 1998 and was re-elected in 2008. His current term ends in 2017.[1][2]


Carter received his B.A. degree from Fisk University in 1974 and his J.D. degree from Howard University in 1977.[1]


Carter began his career in 1977 as an Assistant District Attorney for the Town of Hempstead, NY. He worked in that capacity until 1980 and then worked as a private practice lawyer with his father, specializing in criminal, labor and sports law. From 1983 to 1990, he served as a negotiating attorney for the Hempstead School Board. His judicial career began in 1989 when he became Judge of the Hempstead Village Court. He worked there until 1996. He was then appointed an interim judge of the Nassau County District Court, where he served through 2007. In 1997, he also worked as a town attorney of Hempstead, NY. He joined the County Court in 1998 and was appointed an Acting Supreme Court Justice the following year. He served on the Supreme Court through 2007. In 2008, he was re-elected to the County Court.[1][2]

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