Dedication of the Trenton Courthouse’s Jury Room In honor of Former Chief Judge Anne E. Thompson

May 7, 2015

On the afternoon of May 7, 2015, our Court dedicated the Jury Room in the Trenton Courthouse to former Chief Judge Anne E. Thompson, now a Senior Judge. Current Chief Judge Jerome B. Simandle presided over the ceremony, and shared the bench with Judge Thompson. The courtroom was filled beyond standingroom capacity, and Courthouse personnel provided a video-feed of the ceremony to an adjacent space that accommodated scores of additional attendees. The ceremony featured insightful remarks by two of Judge Thompson’s many former law clerks: Philip Sellinger, Esq., and J. Stephen Ferketic. Those remarks highlighted the appropriateness of dedicating the Trenton Jury Room to Judge Thompson, who during her nearly 40 years as a U.S. District Judge, has earned a national reputation as a prolific and innovative trier of cases.