New Jersey State Bar Association - The voluntary Bar Association of New Jersey, serving members since 1899.

CONTACT:Angela C. Scheck
Executive Director

Nominating Committee Extends Application Deadline for Atlantic County Trustee

The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Nominating Committee has extended the date for applications for the Atlantic County Trustee Seat on the NJSBA Board of Trustees. The NJSBA Nominating Committee invites members to apply for the position of Atlantic County Trustee, which will be open in May 2009.

Criteria: The Nominating Committee will use the following criteria to evaluate all candidates interested in any of the available positions:

Adherence to the highest standards of fairness, professional responsibility, civility and professionalism;

The quality of prior service to the organized Bar;

Prior or present leadership positions and degree of effectiveness in these positions;

Dedication, capacity for hard work, and ability to fulfill all relevant duties without undue burden on the candidate’s practice or, indeed, on that candidate or his or her family;

Awareness of the NJSBA’s internal structure, in particular the duties for the position sought;

Demonstrated ability to synthesize and understand extensive quantities of information;

Demonstrated common sense, good judgment and the ability to articulate positions intelligently;

Especially for officer positions, demonstrated administrative capability and experience; and

Recognition and understanding of the essential issues facing the organized Bar, the profession, and capacity to lead in a creative, responsible fashion.

Additional criteria for specific positions are dictated by the NJSBA bylaws, as follows:

County Trustees: Shall either reside in or maintain an office in that county. Article III, 8(d).

Filing Deadline: In order for each candidate to qualify for consideration by the Nominating Committee, his or her letter of intention for the elective position sought should be received by the Committee no later than 12:00 p.m., Monday November 10, 2008. To facilitate a response, we ask that candidates include an email address, if available, in their letter of intent. All letters should be directed to:

Peter F. Weiss, Esq.

Chair, Nominating Committee

New Jersey State Bar Association

New Jersey Law Center

One Constitution Square

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1520

Attn: Angela C. Scheck, Executive Director

Deadline for Candidate Questionnaire and Candidate Endorsement Letters: Please note that the Nominating Committee has established 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 5, 2008 as the deadline for submission of both the candidate questionnaire (which will be distributed to all candidates following receipt of letter of intention) and letters of endorsement.

Please direct any questions to Angela Scheck, Executive Director, at 732-937-7500,