NJSBA Staff

Executive

NOTE: All numbers are in area code 732

Angela C. Scheck Executive Director 732-937-7500
Maria Parente Executive Administrator 937-7531

Finance and Human Resources

Jesmary Ruiz Senior Managing Director of Finance and Human Resources 214-8503
Nhu Ton  Assistant Controller 937-7533
Fatima Petillo Senior Staff Accountant 214-8512
Donna Zaborowski Payroll and Benefits Manager 565-7570
Fern Facher Senior Member Transactions Associate 937-7546
Karen Jimenez Accounting Assistant 214-8507

Communications and Media Relations

Kate Coscarelli Associate Executive Director, Communications 937-7548
Thomas F. Nobile Director of Communications 937-7527
Nicole Crippen Director of Digital Communications 214-8556
Janet Gallo Creative Director 937-7522
Mindy Drexel Legal Publications Editor 937-7518
Laurie Weresow Senior Communications and Member Services Associate 937-7538

CLE Programs

Lisa W. Spiegel, Esq. Associate Executive Director, Continuing Legal Education 214-8554
Diane Appel Rotmil, Esq. Senior Managing Director of CLE Product Development 214-8504
James Garts, Esq. Director, CLE Programming 214-8504
Naureen Jaffery, Esq. Director, CLE Programming 937-7543
Dana Van Leuven, Esq.  Director, CLE Programming 964-1821
Erika Perez Meetings and CLE Seminar Administrator 937-7539
Martin F. Zumsteg Seminar Materials Director 214-8511
Sujata Gupta Director of MCLE Compliance 214-8577
Samantha Milek CLE Operations Specialist 214-8518
Carla Kile Meeting Administrator 214-8520
Joan Goldstein ICLE Receptionist 249-5100

Diversity, Inclusion, and Member Engagement

Paula Saha Senior Managing Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Member Engagement 214-8509
Abram Garcia Director of Membership 565-7560
Lynn Marie Gallo Director of New Business Development 565-7576
Jennifer Barry Member Services Manager 937-7506
Brian Doyle Section Services Manager 937-7512
Justin Gumpel Committee Services and Content Coordinator 214-8506
Sharlene Presley Customer Service Manager 565-7575
Justine Squillaro Association Representative 214-8521
Dudley Engram  Business Services Supervisor 214-8552
Michael Basile Receptionist 249-5000

Meetings and Facilities

Denise J. Gallo Senior Managing Director, Meetings and Facilities 937-7537
Melenie Wernersbach Assistant Meetings Director 937-7517
Darwin Guevara Director of Facilities 937-7545
Vanessa Alas Facilities Associate 937-7510
Luis Matos
Facilities Associate 937-7510

Marketing/Information Technology

Dr. Robert Spangler Assistant Executive Director, CISO 937-7513
Phil Barry Database and Electronic Inventory Director 937-7509
Christopher Hicinbothem Network Administrator 937-7554
Brian Altamura Helpdesk/AV Manager 937-7508
Nikko Bustillo AV and Helpdesk Administrator 937-7526
Jennifer Mallea   214-8552
Karina Garcia Digital Marketing Manager 214-8557
Donna Chamberlain Publications Manager 214-8516
Dudley Engram  Business Services Supervisor 214-8552

Legal And Government Affairs

Sharon A. Balsamo, Esq.
Assistant Executive Director/General Counsel 937-7505
Lisa Chapland, Esq. Senior Managing Director of Government Affairs 214-8510
Amy Conrad Government Affairs Manager 214-8501
Christina Pateman Member Outreach/Engagement Manager 937-7514

New Jersey State Bar Foundation

Angela C. Scheck Executive Director 937-7500
Kate Coscarelli Director of Administration and Grant Programs 937-7507
Sheila Boro Director of Mock Trial Programs 937-7519
Jodi L. Miller Director of Creative Content 937-7529
Taya Ros Director of Marketing 214-8526
Jessica Taube Director of Conflict Resolution and Anti-Bias Initiatives 937-7523
Ashley Emerson Program Manager 937-7525
Aracely Suto  Program Manager 937-7521
Bobby Espinoza Program Coordinator 937-7528
Megan Jones  Social Media Coordinator 937-7520
Freddy Carrillo
Fulfillment Coordinator 937-7504

New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program

Nancy Stek, LCADC Associate Director 565-7572
Nicole Perskie, JD Administrative Director 565-7574
Ramon Ortiz, Esq. Senior Attorney Counselor 937-7553
Defne Ekin, Ph.D. LAP Team Clinician 937-7516
Noreen Braman Communications Manager 565-7571
James Burke Program Assistant & Resource Coordinator 937-7549

About


Founded in 1899, the NJSBA is the largest organization of attorneys, judges and legal professionals in New Jersey. At the core of our mission is improving the lives of our members, advancing the rule of law and serving as the voice of the profession. With 85 sections and committees, the NJSBA allows attorneys to benefit from being part of the most wide-reaching legal association in the state, while still cultivating expertise and building networks within specialized practice areas.

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Diversity


The New Jersey State Bar Association is committed to promoting and fostering a diverse and inclusive bar association. The Association recognizes that the broad concept of diversity includes race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age and disability. The NJSBA fosters and promotes an inclusive environment that gives value to the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations in all aspects of the Association.

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Advocacy


The NJSBA Legal and  Government Affairs Department serves as the liaison between NJSBA members and the state’s three branches of government.

Directions

The New Jersey Law Center is located at 1 Constitution Sq, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901. Need directions to the Law Center? Click on the button below to get started right away.

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Contact Info

One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

732-249-5000
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

Fax 732-249-2815

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NJSBA Meetings and Events Calendar


From section, committee and division meetings with valuable CLE credit, to receptions and dinners and special events, the New Jersey State Bar Association regularly holds meetings so our members can meet their mandatory CLE requirements and network with the state’s largest attorney membership.

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2024 Mid-Year Meeting


The New Jersey State Bar Association is thrilled to announce the 2024 Mid-Year Meeting will be held in Dublin, Ireland at The Shelbourne Hotel, Nov. 2-9.

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2025 Family Law Retreat


The New Jersey State Bar Association is thrilled to announce the 2025 Family Law Retreat will be held in Mexico, San José del Cabo from March 23-27.

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Practice HQ Training Events


Lawyers aren't taught practice management skills, and the NJSBA is here to fill the gap — no matter whether you are just starting out, mid-career or thinking about wrapping up their practices. Our PracitceHQ is here to help with webinars, informative articles, free consultations, comparison charts and so much more.

Practice HQ Training Events

Decisis


The new NJSBA member benefit Decisis will help you level-up your legal research.

Decisis gives members access to a robust database of local and federal case law is necessary information often used to structure your case. Decisis provides industry-leading tools to make legal research easier and more intuitive, and it’s a free benefit to all active New Jersey State Bar Association members.

Decisis Training Events

Networking Events


The NJSBA provides a host of networking events so members can maintain relationships with existing colleagues and make new connects. Join us at a baseball game, the hockey arena, for a community service project, or another event.

Upcoming Networking Events

Benefits Of Membership


As a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), you will join a powerful network of 16,000 legal professionals across the state of New Jersey. NJSBA membership grants you access to year-round virtual and in-person networking events, leadership and professional development opportunities, member-only discounts, educational resources to help you stay in the know and much more!

Practice Management Tools


The NJSBA provides tools lawyers need to improve their practice, from our comprehensive PracticeHQ library of resources; a career center to find your next colleague or opportunity; an intuitive and high-powered legal research platform; and a robust Member Assistance Program to connect members, and those who live in their households, with experienced counselors and resources to address mental health needs.

 

Advocacy


As an NJSBA member, you'll become part of the collective power of the NJSBA network, giving you the ability to influence legislation and caselaw in New Jersey. Let’s work together to shape the future and solve critical issues facing attorneys and the public.

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Networking


Membership helps you build and maintain a powerful network through our in-person and online events with attorneys all over the state.

 

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Become A Partner Organization


The New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) offers an exclusive partnership opportunity to amplify your organization’s impact and drive success. By harnessing the power of the NJSBA legal community, you can connect with our vibrant network of 16,000 legal professionals from 35+ different areas of practice, unlocking unparalleled opportunities for growth and achievement.

 

News and Press Publications


Learn more about the accomplishments of the Association, its members and events from regular news updates, press releases, and our award-winning magazine.


 

Reports


Read the comments, reports, resolutions and Board of Trustee news from the state’s largest organization of lawyers, judges and legal professionals.


 

Statements and Positions


The NJSBA is the voice of the profession and takes public positions on a range of issues with the legal community and government officials. It also takes positions on legislation and files friend-of-the-court briefs on matters that impact the profession. 

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