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Young lawyers host Summer Associates Program

The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD) will host its Summer Associates Program on July 17 at the Law Center in New Brunswick. The annual program, open to second- and third-year law students, is a wonderful opportunity for summer associates/law students to hear from experienced members of the legal community about the various career choices available in the legal profession.

Panelists also educate participants on ethics and professionalism as key components to a legal career. Additionally, a host of resources and networking opportunities are detailed during the program, highlighting bar association activities, Institute for Continuing Legal Education courses, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, and the Lawyers’ Assistance Program.

“Participants in this great program leave with an understanding of what a career in the law can include, and where they can look for resources to not only make them better lawyers, but also help them achieve a balanced life,” said YLD Chair Christina D. Hardman.

Panelists for the 2007 Summer Associates Program come from varied professional backgrounds.

Amy Sara Cores, a YLD Executive Committee member, will moderate the program. Summer Associate Program speakers will include: NJSBA President Lynn Fontaine Newsome; New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law Chair Richard J. Badolato; Dennis A. Estis of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP; Desha L. Jackson of the Department of Corrections’ Equal Employment Division;

Kevin M. Kramer of Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione;

Paul V. Mullin of Legal Services of New Jersey; and Yanet Perez Noble of the Office of the U.S. Attorney, Civil Division.

“Last year as a summer associate I attended the Bar Association's Annual Summer Associates Program,” said Grace E. Strom, who was a summer associate at Sterns & Weinroth in 2006. “I enjoyed hearing from the panel of attorneys who discussed different career options for lawyers—both public and private. Talking with other summer associates about their experiences also gave me the opportunity to network and meet my peers.”

This year’s event begins at 9:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast. The program will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at noon with a luncheon. The cost is $25 for NJSBA and non-NJSBA members alike, and registration can be completed online at by selecting the “Meetings Calendar” button on the left side of the page and then entering the date of the program. Non-NJSBA members should use "NM" as the ID number when registering online.

For additional information on the Summer Associates Program, or for assistance in registering, call the NJSBA Meetings Department at 732-249-5000, ext. 2401.