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Jay H. Greenblatt to Receive Prestigious O'Hern Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law will honor NJSBA Past President Jay H. Greenblatt with its 2003 Daniel J. O’Hern Award when the group celebrates the achievements of attorney honorees at its annual Professionalism Luncheon and awards ceremony to be held Oct. 2 at the New Jersey Law Center.

The O’Hern Award recognizes commitment to professionalism, career achievement, and service to the profession and community.

Vineland attorney Jay Greenblatt is a partner in the law firm of Greenblatt & Laube and has been practicing law in New Jersey for forty years. He has long been recognized as one of the finest trial lawyers in the state. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers and American Bar Foundation.

“Jay Greenblatt epitomizes our definition of professionalism whether it is in his relationships with opposing counsel or his friends,” said commission member Alan I. Gould.

His integrity is beyond reproach and his involvement and loyalty to the bar and the judicial system are exemplary. He has distinguished himself throughout his professional life earning the respect of judges, lawyers and clients alike,” he said.

Greenblatt’s commitment to the profession is evidenced by his years of service to the bar. He is a past president of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) and the Cumberland County Bar Association, and has served both organizations in a variety of ways since his admission to the bar. His bar activity includes service on the board of trustees of the NJSBA, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, and New Jersey Lawyer– the Newspaper in addition to participation on numerous committees at both the state and county bar level. Greenblatt was appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to sit on the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics and served for eleven years.

In addition to his bar activities, Greenblatt is past chair of the board of directors of Newcomb Health Services and Newcomb Medical Center, and a former member of the board of directors of the South Jersey Health System.

In 1998, he received the Equal Justice Medal from Legal Services of New Jersey, and in 2002 was honored with the Bishop’s Medal from the Diocese of Camden.

The New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law is a cooperative venture of the state and federal judiciary, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the state’s three law schools – Seton Hall University School of Law, Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, and Rutgers University School of Law- Camden. Its purpose is to promote professional responsibility and the highest standards of conduct among the lawyers, judges, and law school students in the state, through educational programs and other initiatives. In 1998 the American Bar Association cited the commission for excellence in professionalism programming.