The bench is the term that is used to describe the area where the judge sits in a trial. So, when a judge says, "Counsel, please approach the bench," it is an instruction for a lawyer to approach the area where the judge is sitting. Judges typically have a prime view of the court from the bench.
MANISHA N. COREA received her Bachelor of Arts from New York University in 2004. She is a 2008 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was co-founded the school’s “Street Law” program, now incorporated into the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project. During law school, Ms. Corea served as law clerk for the Attorney General of Sri Lanka where she worked on submissions to the International Criminal Court and the Geneva Convention on behalf of the Sri Lankan government. In addition, Ms. Corea served as a judicial intern for the Honorable F. Michael Giles, J.S.C., Essex County, and the Honorable Esther Salas, U.S.M.J., Federal Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey.
Ms. Corea served as law clerk to the Honorable Lisa Perez Friscia, J.S.C., in the Bergen County Superior Court in New Jersey (2008-2009). She is admitted to the bars of the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, and is pending admission to the bar of the State of New York. Her practice is concentrated to the areas of Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy.
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