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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/18/07
CONTACT:Barbara S. Straczynski
Director of Communications
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Board of Trustees Name Angela C. Scheck as NJ State Bar Association Executive Director

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ-The NJ State Bar Association Board of Trustees named Angela C. Scheck to the post of executive director for the NJSBA at the Friday, Dec. 7 monthly board meeting. Ms. Scheck is currently executive director of the NJ State Bar Foundation and will continue to serve in that role as she assumes the directorship of the State Bar.

Ms. Scheck addressed State Bar staff following the board’s announcement and said, “I am confident that working together, we will move the association forward according to the vision of the board of trustees and on behalf of the NJSBA membership.”

NJSBA President Lynn Fontaine Newsome said, “The Board endorsed the recommendation of its Search Committee and we are confident that Angela is capable in fulfilling the dual roles of executive director for both the Foundation and Association. We are fortunate to have worked with her as Bar Foundation director, giving us a first-hand perspective of her abilities to lead the association.”

Ms. Scheck has served as executive director of the NJ State Bar Foundation since 1993. She was Director of Communications for the NJ State Bar Association from 1989 to 1990, and again from 1991 to 1999.

Ms. Scheck is the recipient of three Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards for her work as a consultant on NJN’s Due Process, for outstanding talk program and outstanding public affairs series. On behalf of the NJSBF, she was recognized with the Excellence in Bar Foundation Programming Award of the National Conference of Bar Foundations. In addition, Ms. Scheck received an Award of Appreciation from the Torah Academy of Bergen County in 2005 after New Jersey and North Carolina both withdrew from the National High School Mock Trial Championship after that organization’s board of directors refused to permit scheduling accommodations for weekend religious observance in future competitions. The New Jersey and North Carolina State Bar Foundations then launched the American Mock Trial Invitational.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Douglass College, Ms. Scheck majored in communications, journalism and mass media with high honors. She was a Stanton Anthony Scholar, recipient of the John H. Cook Award from the Dept. of Journalism, and appointed as a member of the Task Force on Press Freedom and Press Responsibility Project of the Journalism Resources Institute of Rutgers University.

A founding member of the New Providence Education Foundation and New Providence Parents of Exceptional Children, Ms. Scheck has served as president, vice president and trustee of the foundation and president of the New Providence Parents group. She also served as a representative of the Morris-Union Jointure Commission, Parent Advisory Board.

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 and to aiding in the administration of justice. Visit the association’s website at www.njsba.com.

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