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NJSBA Nominating Committee Seeks Candidate for Vacant Seat for Section/Committee Trustee

December 21, 2016

Contact: Kate Coscarelli

Senior Managing Director Communications



The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Nominating
Committee invites members to apply for a vacant section/committee trustee seat
on the Board of Trustees. This position is for an unexpired term, and the
selected candidate will serve from the time of nomination until May 2017. The
nominated candidate may also seek re-nomination at that time for a new,
two-year term.


Section/committee trustees are elected from among the
membership of NJSBA sections and committees. Candidates for section/committee
trustee must be NJSBA members in good standing, as well as active members of a
section or committee, and, further, must submit an endorsement of at least one
sponsoring section or committee, which may have been voted on by the entire
section or committee, or by the section or committee’s governing body. A
section or committee may sponsor only one candidate during any nominating
cycle, and no more than one section/committee trustee sponsored by any one
section or committee may sit on the board at any one time. [NJSBA Bylaws,
Article VI, 4(c), Article VIII, 3(d)].


Sections and committees already represented on the board,
who are precluded from sponsoring a candidate, include: Amicus Committee, the
Casino Law Section, the Civil Trial Bar Section, the Equity Jurisprudence
Committee, the Family Law Section, the Minorities in the Profession Section,
the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section and the Taxation Section.


Criteria: The Nominating Committee will use the following
criteria to evaluate all candidates interested in any of the available

1.         Adherence
to the highest standards of fairness, professional responsibility, civility and

2.         The
quality of prior service to the organized bar;

3.         Prior or
present leadership positions and degree of effectiveness in these positions;

4.         Dedication,
capacity for hard work, and ability to fulfill all relevant duties;

5.         Awareness
of the NJSBA’s internal structure, in particular the duties for the position

6.         Demonstrated
ability to synthesize and understand extensive information;

7.         Demonstrated
common sense, good judgment and the ability to articulate positions

8.         Prior
service to the New Jersey State Bar Association and its constituent parts;

9.         Prior
service to county and specialty bar associations;

10.       Extent of
practice in the state of New Jersey;

11.       Geographical
balance of the NJSBA leadership,

12.       Recognition
and understanding of the essential issues facing the organized bar, the
profession, and capacity to lead in a creative, responsible fashion.


Filing Deadline: In order for a candidate to qualify for
consideration by the Nominating Committee, s/he should send a letter stating
the intent to seek the position of section/committee trustee and requesting a
questionnaire for consideration as a candidate before the Nominating Committee.
All letters should include an email address for the candidate. Upon receipt of
such a request, a questionnaire will be forwarded by email, along with the
required Section/Committee Trustee Sponsorship Form. Both the questionnaire and
the sponsorship form must be completed and returned no later than noon on
Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. All letters should be directed to:


Jeffrey Neu, Esq.,
Chair, Nominating Committee

New Jersey State
Bar Association

New Jersey Law

One Constitution

New Brunswick,
NJ  08901-1520

Attn: Angela C.
Scheck, Executive Director


Letters may be emailed to the NJSBA, as addressed above,
to [email protected] or sent by fax to 732-828-0024, with the original
following. Inquires may be directed to Scheck at 732-937-7500 or
[email protected]

Contact: NJSBA Communications Department
Tel: 732-937-7527
Email: [email protected]


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