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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 05/21/04
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Allen A. Etish Named Secretary Of New Jersey State Bar Association

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Allen A. Etish, a partner with the Cherry Hill law firm of Kenney & Kearney LLP, and a Cherry Hill resident, was installed as secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) on May 20 at the organization’s annual meeting in Atlantic City. This installation puts Etish on track to assume the presidency of the NJSBA in 2009. He also serves as trustee for the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the NJSBA’s philanthropic arm.

Etish has been a member of the NJSBA for 29 years and has served as the Camden County representative on the Board of Trustees since 1999. He served as chair of the association’s Committee on Multi-Jurisdictional Practice (MJP), a highly charged issue regarding cross-border practice, from 2001 to 2004, and as co-chair from 2000 to 2001.

Etish served on the NJSBA Nominating, Judicial Administration and Professional Responsibility Committees. He is presently a member of the General Council. As a member of the Board of Trustees, he served as trustee liaison to the Federal Practice and Procedure and Bankruptcy Law Sections, and the Malpractice Insurance and Automobile Reparations Committees.

A former president of the Camden County Bar Association, Etish served the county association as a trustee from 1980 to 1988. He is a former chair and member of the Camden County Bar’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments, Civil Practice and Debtor-Creditor Committees. He also served the county association as June Outing Chairman from 1990 to 2004.

Etish is the current vice president of the Camden County Bar Foundation and a past president of the Association of County Bar Presidents.

Etish has served on a number of New Jersey Supreme Court Committees including: the Committee on Multi-Jurisdictional Practice in 2001, the Committee on Bar Admission by Motion in 2001, and the Committee on the Model Rules of Judicial Conduct in 1995. He was also a member of the Supreme Court’s Task Force on the Special Civil Part.

A 1974 graduate of Rutgers School of Law-Camden, Etish attended Rutgers College where he was a Henry Rutgers Scholar.

Etish is a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Camden County Bar Association and the National Business Institute on various topics including: advanced federal court practice, best practices, multi-jurisdictional practice and real estate practice. He concentrates his practice at Kenney & Kearney in commercial litigation, bankruptcy representation and business transactions.

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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