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Statement of NJSBA President Allen A. Etish on the Retirement of NJ Supreme Court Justice John E. Wallace

New Brunswick – New Jersey State Bar Association President Allen A. Etish issued the following statement about the retirement of New Jersey Supreme Court Justice John E. Wallace Jr.

“Justice John E. Wallace Jr. has served the state of New Jersey with honor and distinction. For over a quarter century, Justice Wallace has been an asset to the New Jersey Judiciary, and the people of this state. He has been a dedicated jurist and public servant whose decisions have been incisive, well-reasoned and impartial.

The New Jersey State Bar Association is precluded from commenting on the qualifications of candidates being considered for appointment to the judiciary because of our longstanding role with the Governor’s Office in the non-partisan evaluation of candidates for judicial and prosecutorial positions.”

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