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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/22/07
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Ivette Ramos Alvarez Receives Legislative Recognition Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Ivette Ramos Alvarez, a Livingston resident and counsel with the law firm of Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito Frost & Ironson in Denville will be honored with the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Legislative Recognition Award at a ceremony at the NJ Law Center on February 23, 2007. Ms. Alvarez is receiving this award for her work on S-1467 (Scutari) which adds new causes of action for divorce based on irreconcilable differences. She worked to promote S-1467, attending meetings with members of the State Legislature and participating in numerous conference calls and discussions. Thanks to her effort, S-1467 was signed into law on January 20, 2007.

The annual Legislative Recognition Award is given to acknowledge noteworthy legislative service of NJSBA members.

An NJSBA member since 1991, Ms. Alvarez is currently an NJSBA Trustee and the Chair of the Family Law Section. She is also a member of the Minorities in the Profession and Women in the Profession Sections. She is the current president of the Hispanic Bar Association and a member of the Essex County and Garden State Bar Associations.

Ms. Alvarez is a past Chair of the District V-C Fee Arbitration Committee and was appointed by the Chief Justice to serve on several Supreme Court Committees including the Family Law Practice Committee, the Skills and Methods Ad Hoc Committee, the Family Division Practice Sub-Committee on Child Support and the Custody and Parenting Time Sub-Committee. She is a Board Member and serves on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of Legal Services of New Jersey. She has also been a Board Member and Community Advisor for the Resource Center for Women.

Ms. Alvarez lectures and appears as a panelist on family law issues for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Essex County Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association and the Hispanic Bar Foundation. She was a member of the 2000 and 2001 Family Law Bench – Bar Conference. Ms. Alvarez is a graduate of Columbia Law School, and is also admitted to practice in New York.

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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