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Roger Lai Receives Service to the Bar Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ-Westmont resident and Cherry Hill attorney Roger Lai received the Service to the Bar Award from the Young Lawyers Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) on May 18 at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Atlantic City. Lai received the award in recognition of his work for the Burlington County Bar Association.

The Service to the Bar Award is presented to a young lawyer who has dedicated considerable time to bar activities at the county, state and or national level, including specialty and minority bars.

Lai currently serves as a chair of the Minorities in the Courts Committee and is the young lawyer representative on the board of trustees for the Burlington County Bar Association. He is also very active in the organization’s newsletter by writing monthly articles for the past 2 years profiling members of the local bench and bar.

In addition to his work on the Burlington County Bar, he is also an active member of the Camden/Burlington Inn of Court, the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association and the Camden County Bar Association.

Currently a litigation associate with the Cherry Hill office of Christie, Parabue, Mortensen & Young, Lai concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial trucking defense, commercial litigation and employment litigation.

Lai received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He went on to obtain his J.D. in 2000 from Rutgers School of Law in Camden, NJ.

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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