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David H. Dugan, III Receives Amicus Curiae Award
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – David H. Dugan, III received the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Amicus Curiae Award at the Association’s Board of Trustees Meeting and Holiday Luncheon on December 12, 2008 at the New Jersey Law Center. He is an Evesham resident and attorney in Medford.
The award recognizes Mr. Dugan for his efforts in the case of Brundage v. Estate of Carambio, where the Court considered whether an attorney was obligated under the Rules of Professional Conduct to disclose to the Appellate Division the fact that another case was pending in the Appellate Division concerning the exact same issue, particularly when the attorney was involved in the other case. Mr. Dugan argued for the NJSBA that there was no such obligation and, in fact, the attorney was fulfilling his obligation of representing the best interest of his client. The Court agreed, although some dicta in the case may lead to future actions on this issue.
An NJSBA Member Emeritus, Mr. Dugan has been active in the Association since 1968. Currently, he serves as the Chair of both the Professional Responsibility and Unlawful Practice Committee, and the Ethics Diversionary Program. In addition, he is a Trustee member of South Jersey Legal Services where he formerly served as Executive Director.
A Yale Law School graduate, Mr. Dugan is a solo practitioner. His practice is limited to legal ethics as a consultant, expert witness and defense counsel for lawyers in disciplinary and bar admission matters.
The New Jersey State Bar Association incorporated in 1899 is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system, to encouraging participation in voluntary pro bono activities and to aiding in the administration of justice. Visit the Association’s website at www.njsba.com