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Robert J. Durst III To Receive Family Law’s Tischler Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Family Law Section will present its 2003 Saul Tischler Award to Robert J. Durst III at its annual dinner on May 5 at the Dorral Forrestal in Princeton. Durst is a shareholder in the Lawrenceville law firm of Stark & Stark and chair of its matrimonial department.

The Tischler Award is presented annually to a New Jersey family lawyer in recognition of outstanding contributions to the practice of family law.

Family Law Section Chair Michael J. Stanton says that Durst’s record of leadership positions in both state and national family law organizations and his extensive teaching, lecturing and writing on family law issues make him a particularly worthy recipient of this prestigious award.

“I know of very few people who have written and lectured on more subjects of family law than Bob. All of us have benefited from his articles and lectures, and it is only fitting that we acknowledge him and his contributions to our practice.”

A member of the New Jersey State Bar Association for 33 years, Durst is a member of the Family Law Section’s executive committee, a past president of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and served on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Family Practice Committee.

He is the current chair of the court’s District VII Ethics Committee and also served on or chaired several national committees of both the American Bar Association and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He presently serves on the academy’s National Board of Governors.

Durst is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, and is certified as a Matrimonial Law Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court and as a Trial Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

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