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Theodore J. Fetter Receives Excellence in Judicial Administration Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Theodore J. Fetter received the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Arthur T. Vanderbilt Award for Excellence in Judicial Administration. The award was presented to Mr. Fetter at the Association’s Board of Trustees Meeting and Holiday Luncheon on December12, 2008 at the New Jersey Law Center.

Named in honor of New Jersey’s first Chief Justice, the Arthur T Vanderbilt Award for Excellence in Judicial Administration recognizes people in the legal community who help fulfill the mission statements of the NJSBA and its Judicial Administration Committee.

The award recognizes Mr. Fetter for more than a decade of invaluable service to the Association’s Judicial Administration Committee. Through his knowledge and counsel, the NJSBA has been able to gain a deeper understanding of judicial policymaking issues and to comment on them more effectively.

Recently retired, Mr. Fetter was Deputy Administrative Director of the Courts for more than 20 years as well as Acting Clerk of the Superior Court since 2006. He received his Ph.D. in American history with emphasis on legal history and public administration from the University of Wisconsin and was a faculty member of the National Judicial College from 1977 to 1980.

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