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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 06/16/03
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Richard DeMichele Jr. Named As Trustee To New Jersey State Bar Association

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ— At its recent annual organization meeting in Atlantic City, the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) installed Richard A. DeMichele Jr., a Haddonfield resident and attorney with the Cherry Hill Law Firm DeMichele & DeMichele, P.C., as a trustee. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the management of the affairs and property of the association.

A six-year member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, DeMichele, is a co-chair of the Standing Committee on Membership, member of the Meeting Arrangements and Program Committee, and a General Council delegate. He is immediate past chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and also served as chair elect, treasurer and Camden County’s representative to the Division.

DeMichele serves as one of the New Jersey representatives to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, its governing body, and as a representative to the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division. Active in the ABA for five years, he serves on the Leadership Advisory Board and as director of Membership for the YLD. A member of the ABA Section of Litigation, he was awarded a Leadership Fellowship last year and serves on its Membership Committee. He also serves as a Liaison to the ABA’s Family Law Section and on the Section’s Membership Committee.

In 1999, DeMichele served as coordinator of the NJSBA and ABA tri-county relief effort for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s effort to assist victims of Hurricane Floyd. In that capacity, he set up toll–free lines for disaster victims to obtain free legal advice, organized three counties of volunteer lawyers and set up Spanish speaking toll-free legal relief telephone lines and interpreters.

In Camden County, DeMichele serves as a trustee to its bar association, chair of the Lawyer Referral Service Advisory Committee, and as a member of the Budget and Finance Committee. A former chair of the Young Lawyer’s Committee, he volunteered for many programs for disadvantaged children in the county.

A graduate of Villanova University School of Law, DeMichele is currently Third Vice President of the law school’s alumni association and chairs its social committee. He also serves as the 1995 class representative. DeMichele is a 1992 graduate of Rutgers University College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering.

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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