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Michael Sozansky Jr. Named As Trustee To New Jersey State Bar Association

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Michael W. Sozansky Jr., a Flemington resident and partner in the Bridgewater law firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, was installed as a trustee to the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) at the organization’s recent annual meeting in Atlantic City. The board of trustees is responsible for the management of the affairs and property of the association.

An NJSBA member for 21 years, Sozansky recently completed a second term of service on the association’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee (JPAC). The JPAC reviews candidates nominated for these positions and makes confidential recommendations to the Governor of New Jersey. Sozansky is also a member of the NJSBA Labor and Employment Law and Taxation sections and a delegate to the General Council. He served on the Public Relations Committee from 1999 to 2000.

Sozansky is active with mock trial programs and serves as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Committee on Mock Trial. He is coordinator of the Hunterdon County Bar Association mock trial competition, and served as a judge in the National High School Mock Trial Competitions in Denver, Colorado in 1995 and St. Louis, Missouri in 1998.

Sozansky is a past president of the Hunterdon County Bar Association and presently serves on the county association’s board of trustees. He is a former director of the American Heart Association in Hunterdon County, a former trustee and president of the Hunterdon County Education Foundation, and a member of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Business and Government Committee.

A member of the American Bar Association and its sections on Taxation, Tort and Insurance Practice, Litigation, and Postconviction Death Penalty Representation Project, Sozansky is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Association of Trial Lawyers of New Jersey.

He is a member of the Marie L. Garibaldi Inn of Court, the Law Alumni Association of Temple University, and was a master of the Joseph Halpern Inn of Court from 1995 to 1996.

Sozansky is a graduate of Duquesne University and received his law degree from Temple University in 1980. He served as a volunteer in the United State Peace Corps from 1971 to 1973.

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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