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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/22/08
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New Jersey State Bar Association's Nominating Committee announces candidates for leadership positions

The Nominating Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association announced its selections of members to serve in leadership positions.

The committee nominated Paris Eliades, a Sussex County family lawyer, to serve as secretary of the association. That puts him on the path to become president of the state’s largest lawyers group in 2014.

Eliades, 48, is a partner at Courter, Kobert & Cohen in Sparta. He is a former assistant Sussex County prosecutor and veteran trial attorney.

“I’m on cloud nine. It’s really exciting,” said Eliades, who is married with three children. “I just love the practice of law. I love being in court. I enjoy a good oral argument or good cross-examination. … The bar association does so much for every member of the bar in the state.”

Nominations were also made for positions on the Board of Trustees, the association’s Nominating Committee and as its representatives to the American Bar Association.

Barring a successful challenge, the candidates will take their posts in May.

“These candidates are some of the best and brightest the legal community has to offer. I commend the members of the Nominating Committee for their hard work and dedication in identifying the association’s leaders for tomorrow,” said President Peggy Sheahan Knee.

The nominations are:

Board of Trustees:

Immediate Past-President