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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/14/05
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Kenneth Vercammen Named Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year 2005-2006

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The NJSBA Municipal Court Practice Section named trial attorney Kenneth Vercammen its Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year 2005-2006 in a ceremony on Dec. 5 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. Vercammen is a South Brunswick resident and operates the law offices of Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, PC in Edison and Cranbury.

The award was presented in recognition of Vercammen’s activities in informing and educating the public about the legal system, in encouraging and promoting reform and modernization, in improving the relationship between the legal profession and the public, in exemplifying the goals and purposes of the Municipal Court Practice Section and for service to the residents of the State of New Jersey.

A member of the NJSBA for 18 years, Vercammen was recognized in 2002 with the General Practitioner of the Year Award and in 1993 with the Service to the Bar Award from the association’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD). The Service to the Bar Award is given to a young lawyer who has devoted substantial time and energy to bar activities at the county, state and/or national level.

Vercammen is a past chair of the Municipal Court Practice Section and currently serves on the board of directors of the General Practice Section. In addition, Vercammen is a trustee of the Middlesex County Bar Association and co-chair of its Municipal Court Practice Committee.

A frequent lecturer, Vercammen presents programs on wills, elder law and probate at adult schools and senior citizen centers, for the AARP and local Chambers of Commerce, at the University of Medicine & Dentistry and St. Peter’s Hospital, and many other locations throughout Central New Jersey. He also speaks on litigation matters, automobile insurance and criminal and juvenile courts before the New Jersey State Bar Association, Institute for Continuing Legal Education and Association of Trial Lawyers of America–New Jersey chapter (ATLA-NJ), as well as for police departments and county colleges.

Active in the American Bar Association (ABA), Vercammen is a former co-chair of the Personal Marketing Skills Group. He lectures on marketing at meetings across the country for the ABA, the Brooklyn and New York Bar Associations, and at Central Jersey adult schools. He is also a former national chair of the ABA’s YLD Law Practice Management Committee, and former chair and newsletter editor of the Marketing Legal Services Committee.

Vercammen is currently a member of the ABA’s Litigation Committee and a former vice chair of the Elder Law and Probate & Estate Planning committees, as well as former deputy chair of the General Practice Marketing Legal Services Committee.

He is a member of the 2005 NJ State Champion Raritan Valley Road Runners Masters Team. In 2004, he was awarded the 3rd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do (Korean Karate).

Vercammen has published over 130 articles in national and New Jersey publications on municipal and criminal court, personal injury, and probate and elder law topics. Among these publications are the New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and the New Jersey Lawyer Newspaper. He is editor-in-chief of the New Jersey Municipal Court Law Review.

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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