New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has named Patrick E. Hobbs, Dean of Seton Hall University School of Law, as the first Ombudsman for the Office of the Governor. According to the New York Times, Hobbs will be in charge of ensuring that employees receive “robust” training in ethics, and will shape a new office of the chief ethics officer for the governor and create a system for employees to report concerns about wrongdoing. No other details about the Ombuds program have been published. (NY Times.)
Hobbs has been Dean of Seton Hall Law School for 15 years. He has led the school to prominence through a series of initiatives in social justice. He graduated from Seton Hall University, earned a JD from the University of North Carolina and an LLM from New York University. (SHU Bio.)
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