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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/07/07
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Richard S. Lehrich Receives Distinguished Legislative Service Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Richard S. Lehrich a Princeton Junction resident and Cranford attorney, was honored with the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Distinguished Legislative Service Award during the Association’s Board of Trustees Meeting and Holiday Luncheon on December 7, 2007 at the NJ Law Center.

Mr. Lehrich received the award in recognition of his service as a member of the New Jersey Commission to Review Criminal Sentencing. He was appointed to the Commission by former NJSBA President, Edwin J. McCreedy and helped develop and convey the NJSBA’s position on criminal sentencing issues, especially as it relates to juveniles.

An NJSBA member since 1969, Mr. Lehrich is a past chair of the Criminal Law Section and is a member of the Individual Rights Section. He is also a member of the Union County Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, of which he is also a former chair.

Mr. Lehrich has been a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel Selection and Management Committee for the District of New Jersey since 2003 and has been a Master of the Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court since 1988. He received his law degree from Yale Law School.

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