At the annual Law Day Celebration held on May 14, 2019, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood was recognized by the Morris/Sussex Vicinage and the Morris County Bar Association at the Opening Ceremony of the Morris/Sussex Vicinage Women Pioneers in the Law Exhibit. Remarks were provided by Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court Jaynee LaVechhia, Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court Anne M. Patterson, US District Court Judge Katharine Sweeney Hayden, and Morris County Bar Association President Stephanie Frangos Hagan.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Calderwood has been a member of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for over two decades in various units and supervisory roles including, Supervising Assistant Prosecutor of the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, the Professional Standards Unit, and the Trial Division. Additionally, she held the position of Executive Assistant Prosecutor for five years. In 2015, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp designated her as the Chief Assistant Prosecutor of the General Investigations Unit and Pre-Trial Services Unit. In November 2018, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Calderwood took on additional responsibilities as being Chief Assistant Prosecutor of the Major Crimes Unit, Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit and the Domestic Violence Unit.
Throughout her career, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Calderwood has successfully tried numerous complex sex crimes and major crimes cases, including the homicide trials of State v. Kleber Cordova and State v. Anthony Novellino. She was also recognized for her leadership and contributions during her time in the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit by the New Jersey Chapter of ASIS International. In 2017, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Calderwood was commended three separate times for various successes including, the successful prosecution of Anthony Novellino, the preparation and implementation of Criminal Justice Reform in the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, and the success of the 2017 New Jersey County Prosecutors Association Annual College.
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said, “The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has been extremely fortunate to have Chief Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood leading our Tactical Units. Her dedication to the Office is outstanding as is her legal acumen. I am very proud that she has received this recognition along with Former First Assistant Prosecutor Karen Kelly Weisert.”.
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