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The NJSBA soliciting nominations for the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Award for Excellence in Judicial Administration

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Arthur T. Vanderbilt Award for Excellence in Judicial Administration recognizes outstanding efforts by individuals in the legal community who assist in fulfilling the mission statements of the NJSBA and the Judicial Administration Committee.

In 2007, the NJSBA Board of Trustees adopted the award named in honor of New Jersey’s first Chief Justice, Arthur T. Vanderbilt, who was President–elect of the NJSBA prior to his becoming ABA President. Chief Vanderbilt was a pioneer in the area of judicial administration and he sparked the NJSBA’s involvement in issues during the 1930s.

The NJSBA is currently soliciting nominations for the award. The nominations will be reviewed by the Judicial Administration Committee and recommendations will be made to the NJSBA Executive Committee who will select the recipient(s) for 2008. The criteria for nominations are listed on the Nomination Form.

Members interested in making a nomination should download a Nomination Form, or contact D. Todd Sidor, Director of Judicial Administration at or (732) 937-7544.

The deadline for submission is Monday, March 31, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. Nominations may be returned by email to , fax to (732) 249-2815 or regular mail to NJSBA, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 attn: D. Todd Sidor, Director of Judicial Administration.