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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 05/24/07
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Bonnie Blume Goldsamt Named Trustee of New Jersey State Bar Association

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Bonnie Blume Goldsamt, a Kinnelon resident and attorney in Hackensack and Verona, was appointed to a two-year term on the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Board of Trustees. She was sworn in at the NJSBA’s Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, May 16-18.

An NJSBA member since 1980, and a past Chair of the NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section, Ms. Blume Goldsamt serves as a Director of the Section and is a member of the Family Law Section. She is also a member of the American Bar Association, Bergen, Essex and Morris County Bar Associations and Women Lawyers in Bergen County.

Ms. Blume Goldsamt is an Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution and a former Officer and Director of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators. Approved by the New Jersey Superior Court R.1:40 as a civil and divorce mediator, she also serves as a mediator for the Federal Bankruptcy Court and United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Ms. Blume Goldsamt is a member of the Supreme Court CDR Committee and teaches mediation, both civil and family, through NJ ICLE. In 2004, the NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section presented Ms. Blume Goldsamt with the coveted Boskey ADR Practitioner of the Year Award. In 2007, the Dispute Resolution Section honored her once again as a “Legend of ADR.”

Ms. Blume Goldsamt received her law degree from Rutgers Law School in 1979 and has been a solo practitioner since 1989. Her practice includes dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, litigation, family law, probate, trusts and estates and guardianships.

The New Jersey State Bar Association, incorporated in 1899, is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public to reforming the legal system and to aiding in the administration of justice.

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