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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/22/07
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Honorable Robert A. Fall Receives Legislative Recognition Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Honorable Robert A. Fall, a Point Pleasant resident and retired Superior Court Judge 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. Judge Fall is receiving this award for his work on S-1467 (Scutari) which adds new causes of action for divorce based on irreconcilable differences. He worked to promote S-1467, attending meetings with members of the State Legislature and participating in numerous conference calls and discussions. Thanks to his 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 Judge member since 2005, Judge Fall is a member of the Family Law Section. A member of the Supreme Court Family Practice Committee, he was formerly a Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division where he served as Presiding Judge from June, 2005 to August 31, 2006, and Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Part from January 1989 to July 31, 1998.

Judge Fall has served on numerous committees including the Supreme Court Statewide Domestic Violence Working Group, Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Education where he served as Chair, Supreme Court Committee on Complimentary Dispute Resolution, Supreme Court Special Committee on Matrimonial Litigation, and Supreme Court Committee on Child Support Procedures and Enforcement where he served as Co-Chair. He is also a faculty member of the National Judicial College and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

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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