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Princeton Attorney Dorothy E. Bolinsky Receives NJSBA Service To The Bar Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Dorothy E. Bolinsky, a resident of Mt. Laurel and an attorney with Drinker Biddle in Princeton, received the Service to the Bar Award from the Young Lawyers Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association at the organization’s recent annual meeting in Atlantic City. Bolinsky received the award in recognition of her work for the Mercer County Bar Association. The award for this category 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.

Bolinsky serves as a trustee for the Mercer County Bar Association, the association’s Real Estate Section and the Mercer County Bar Foundation. Elected as trustee of the Real Estate Section, Bolinsky served as vice chair of the section for one year, and section chair for two years.

She served for three years as co-chair for a lawyer/broker seminar and dinner that she developed and implemented as an educational and social event to improve and foster relationships between real estate attorneys and agents. Bolinsky also developed the Mercer County Real Estate Professionals Golf Outing and a Casino Night.

A member of the Princeton Bar Association and the NJSBA’s Land Use Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections, Bolinksy concentrates her practice at Drinker Biddle in complex commercial and residential real estate transactions and guiding development projects through the land use planning process. In addition, she is experienced in business operations, particularly with regard to restaurants.

Bolinsky received her J.D. with high honors from Rutgers School of Law–Camden in 1996. While at Rutgers, she received American Jurisprudence Awards in criminal law, constitutional law and legal research and writing, the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Scholastic Excellence in Criminal Law and several scholarships. She was also an award winner in the Hunter Moot Court Competition. As a member of the Rutgers Law Journal, Bolinsky published an article entitled “New Jersey’s Medical Malpractice Model Jury Instruction: Comprehensible to the Jury?” She received her bachelor of science degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management magna cum laude from Pennsylvania State University in 1991.

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.