Presiding Judge

The current Presiding Judge is the Honorable Salvatore (Sam) F. Cozza.

The Presiding Judge is elected by the other Superior Court Judges to serve not less than two years. The Presiding Judge supervises the judicial business of the Superior Court, assigns cases to the trial departments, acts as the spokesperson for the court, directs the court administrator in implementing administrative and general court policy, and performs judicial and administrative duties as set forth in General Rule 29. Judges serve as Chief Criminal Judge, Juvenile Court Judge, Family Law Judge, and Drug Court Judge on a rotation basis as appointed by the Presiding Judge.