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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 06/01/06
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Daniel L. Weiss Named At-Large Trustee

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ-Paterson and Freehold attorney Daniel L. Weiss was installed as a GLBT At-Large 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 1991, Mr. Weiss is the founder and immediate past chair of the association’s Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Rights Committee. He also serves as a member of the Diversity Committee and Meeting Arrangements and Program Committee.

Active within the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Mr. Weiss is the founder and past chair of the National Gay and Lesbian Interest Group (GLIG) within AILA, which now comprises more than 100 members. He was appointed by AILA’s president in January 2006 to serve as chair of the GLBT AILA Immigration Issues Working Group, and is a past chair of the AILA New Jersey Young Lawyers Division.

Mr. Weiss serves as Vice Chair for the District IX Ethics Committee, Monmouth County. He also holds memberships in the Passaic and Monmouth County bar associations.

A busy lecturer and presenter, Mr. Weiss has participated in immigration law seminars for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, AILA, and other groups, and was a moderator for a panel presentation at the 2005 New Jersey Judicial College on the Domestic Partnership Act. He speaks frequently to community and church groups, at colleges, public libraries and law schools, on immigration and GLBT rights topics. Mr. Weiss is currently a volunteer at Immigration Equality.

Mr. Weiss is a partner in the Paterson and Freehold law firm of Shulman & Weiss, LLP where he practices immigration law.

A graduate of The American University in Washington, D.C., Mr. Weiss earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was a member of the University of Pittsburgh Journal of Law and Commerce and served as executive editor from 1989 to 1990. He attended the College of William and Mary, Wythe School of Law in Madrid, Spain in 1988 and participated in the International Law Program: Concentration in International Law/Spanish Law and EEC 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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