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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 06/01/06
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Charles J.X.Kahwaty Named Bergen County Trustee

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ-Ridgewood attorney Charles J.X. Kahwaty was installed as Bergen County Trustee to the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) at the organization’s Annual Meeting on May 18 in Bally’s Atlantic City. The 45-member Board of Trustees manages the affairs and operation of the association.

A member of the NJSBA since 1980, Mr. Kahwaty is a delegate to the NJSBA General Council and served on the association’s Nominating Committee in 2002 and 2003. A former president of the Bergen County Bar Association (BCBA), he has served on its board of trustees since 1989 and was editor-in-chief of the Bergen Barrister from 1994 to 2002. Mr. Kahwaty recently served on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Lawyer Newspaper.

A former co-chair of the BCBA Municipal Court and Civil Practice committees, Mr. Kahwaty’s BCBA committee service includes membership in the Judicial Selections, Judicial Appointments, Membership, Legislative, and Nominating committees. He also holds memberships in the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Republican National Lawyers Association.

A former member of the District IIA Ethics Committee, Mr. Kahwaty previously served as chair of the District IIA Fee Arbitration Committee, having been appointed to these positions by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He served on the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Municipal Courts and was also a member of the Board of Directors of Bergen County Legal Services.

Mr. Kahwaty was recognized for pro bono services with a Carol Dervitz Award from Bergen County’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence program.

At his Ridgewood solo law firm, Mr. Kahwaty practices personal injury law, commercial litigation, municipal court law, DWI and collections. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and earned his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.

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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