The Honorable Carolyn Murray was appointed the first Director of the Conviction Review Unit (CRU) in April 2019.
Judge Murray was nominated and confirmed as Superior Court Judge in 2017. Prior to serving as judge, Murray served in multiple roles at the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. In 2003 she served as Counsel to the Acting Prosecutor and, a year later, became First Assistant Prosecutor. In 2011, Murray served as Acting Essex County Prosecutor until her appointment as Superior Court Judge.
In 1995, Murray joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, where she tried criminal cases and served as Violent Crime Coordinator. In 2002, she was named Chief of the Public Protection Unit.
Judge Murray began her career with the law firm, Tompkins, McGuire & Wachenfeld in Newark. Murray graduated from Georgetown University and received her law degree from New York University School of Law.