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Angela Foster, Jonathan P. Cowles and Mary P. Nelson Receive Legislative Recognition Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Angela Foster, Jonathan P. Cowles and Mary P. Nelson received the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Legislative Recognition Award at the Association’s Board of Trustees Meeting and Holiday Luncheon on December 12, 2008 at the New Jersey Law Center.

The award recognizes Ms. Foster, Mr. Cowles and Ms. Nelson for their efforts in organizing and hosting a legislative breakfast for Middlesex County legislators and members of the county bar, which assists the NJSBA’s grassroots advocacy efforts.

An NJSBA member since 2003, Ms. Foster is also a trustee of the Middlesex County Bar Association. She is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law – Newark and also holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York as well as before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third and Federal Circuits, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Foster is a solo practitioner in North Brunswick.

Jonathan P. Cowles is the Executive Director of the Middlesex County Bar Association. He is a member of the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics, District VII Ethics Committee, the National Association of Bar Executives, the New Jersey Society of Association Executives and CASA of Middlesex County, Inc.

Mary P. Nelson is President of the Middlesex County Bar Association. She is an attorney with the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office.

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