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Daniel G. Giaquinto Receives NJSBA Presidential Achievement Award for Exemplary Service to Military Legal Assistance Program - 2007

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Daniel G. Giaquinto, a Robbinsville, New Jersey resident and attorney with the Bridgewater law firm of Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann PC, received the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Presidential Achievement Award for his efforts in the creation and implementation of the NJSBA’s Military Legal Assistance Program. Mr. Giaquinto received the award at the Association’s Annual Meeting in Atlantic City on May 16.

The NJSBA Military Legal Assistance Program was created to assist military personnel deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001 with their legal needs on a voluntary pro bono basis. It offers assistance in three areas: family law; employment law; and debtor-creditor law. Members of the military who contact the New Jersey State Bar Association are referred to volunteers qualified to assist them with their specific legal issues.

A longstanding member of the NJSBA, Mr. Giaquinto is the Chair of the Association’s Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. He also chaired the Committee in 2005. He heads the white collar crime unit in the healthcare law firm of Kern Augustine Conroy and Schoppmann, and serves as the Staff Judge Advocate of the New Jersey Army National Guard, in the rank of Colonel. In addition, Mr. Giaquinto served from 1998-2003 as the Mercer County Prosecutor before becoming an Assistant Attorney General and Director of State Police Affairs for New Jersey, and also held positions as Deputy Attorney General in the Major Fraud Unit of the Division of Criminal Justice, and as a municipal court judge in Trenton and Hopewell Township.

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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