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Andrew White Receives Service to the Community Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ-Florham Park attorney and Hillsborough resident Andrew White received the Service to the Community Award from the Young Lawyers Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association on May 18 at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Atlantic City. Young lawyers who have devoted substantial time and energy to community-oriented activities such as pro bono work, government service, charity involvement or other public service are candidates for the Service to the Community Award.

White was additionally recognized in 2003 as Pro Bono Attorney of the year by the Essex County Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Program (VLJ). His most notable work done through this organization was his involvement in a custody dispute. White spent more than 250 billable hours on this case in just one year.

In her nomination letter, Karyn Nufrio-Sloop wrote, “He has comforted me and eased my conscious on several occasions and I now know what having a great lawyer is all about. I’m so thankful for all his time, effort and undying persistence to help bring my case to an end.” White was also honored in 2004 by the Morris County Bar Committee on Professionalism for his volunteerism efforts.

White is a member of the Morris County Bar Association in addition to his volunteer efforts with the Essex County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Pro Bono Program, the New Jersey Battered Women Legal Advocacy Project and the Partners for Women and Justice Pro Bono program. He also continues to volunteer at Seton Hall University Law School as an Interscholastic Moot Court Coach.

White graduated cum laude with his Bachelor of Arts from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH. He received his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. There, he graduated cum laude and was active in many on campus activities, most notably being the Moot Court, where he came in first place for the Eugene Gressman Annual Moot Court Competition.

The Young Lawyers Division of the NJSBA organizes and promotes activities, including continuing legal education seminars that are of assistance to new lawyers in the practice of law, and encourages pro bono and community service involvement by all new lawyers.

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.

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