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Principal Law Clerk to the Hon. Anthony Marano, Administrative Judge of Nassau County
Touro Law Center's Office of Alumni and Development is proud to announce that Jeffrey Goodstein ’97 has been selected for the month of February. Mr. Goodstein was an active member of the Touro community while attending law school and remains engaged through Touro Law Center’s Alumni Council, Mentor Program and Career Services Programs; as well as attending various alumni and student events throughout the years. His accomplished career is highlighted in the bio below. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Jeffrey Goodstein.
Jeffrey Goodstein is the Principal Law Clerk to the Hon. Anthony Marano, Administrative Judge of Nassau County. From 2000 until 2008, he was the Principal Law Clerk to New York State Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Davis in Nassau County. Previously, he worked in the Nassau County Family Court and the Nassau County Department of Social Services. Upon graduation from law school, he was an associate at a mid-sized litigation firm in Nassau County.
Jeff is the coordinator of the Judicial Internship Program for all the Courts in Nassau County and was featured in a New York Law Journal article highlighting law students interning in the courts. He also coordinates two mock trial tournaments that take place annually in Nassau County. Jeff is President of the Nassau County Law Secretary and Court Attorney Association.
He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. John’s Law School where he teaches in their Externship Program and has lectured at Touro Law School and Hofstra University School of Law. He is an active member of Touro’s Alumni Council participating in their Mentoring Program.
In 2008, Jeff was appointed to a three year term on the Board of Directors of the Nassau County Bar Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Confide Drug and Alcohol Counseling Center and is a Trustee of Temple B’nai Sholom in Rockville Centre, New York. In 2006, Jeff received the President’s Award from the Nassau County Bar Association.
In 1999, he founded a Youth Court in the Village of Rockville Centre. The joint venture between the Village of Rockville Centre and the Rockville Centre School District provided for a means of alternative sentencing for young offenders.
He is an active member of the Rockville Centre Fire Department, most recently completing a term of office as Captain of the Rescue Company. From 1996 until 2002, he was the Chief Fire Inspector for the Village of Rockville Centre.
Prior to attending law school, Jeff was a talent agent representing actors in television, theater and film.
He is admitted to practice in New York and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1997 from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. He served as Managing Editor of the Touro International Law Review. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater from Ithaca College in 1989.
Jeff and his wife, Alyce Rogers Goodstein, ‘97, are the proud parents of two boys, Alex, age 5, and Max, age 3.