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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 08/12/02
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Princeton Attorney Peter Tu Receives NJSBA Distinguished Legislative Service Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Princeton attorney and Plainsboro resident Peter Tu was recognized with the Distinguished Legislative Service Award of the New Jersey State Bar Association in July for his work on the issue of racial profiling. The Distinguished Legislative Service Award is given to those NJSBA members who have made significant and outstanding contributions to promoting the association’s legislative interests, historic mission and the public good.

Tu serves as chair of the newly-created NJSBA Ad Hoc Committee on Racial Profiling and contributed innumerable volunteer hours promoting the issue on the association’s behalf. The committee held a special meeting with staff of the Police Institute in Newark, several meetings to discuss and review racial profiling bills, and on Sept. 11, 2001, Tu attended a statewide racial profiling conference as NJSBA representative. The conference was cut short by the tragic events of that day.

An NJSBA member for 8 years, Tu has served on the Board of Trustees since 2000. He currently serves as chair of the On-Line Research Committee and chair-elect of the Minorities in the Profession Section. A member of the Task Force on Diversity, Tu is an executive committee member of the General Council and a trustee of the Young Lawyers Division.

Tu serves on the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges and Ad Hoc Committee on Bar Admissions. He is a member of the American Bar Association, New York Intellectual Property Law Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey.

A graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, Tu is a member of the law school’s Science and Technology Law Program Advisory Committee.

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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