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Livingston Attorney Ronald M. Sturtz Receives NJSBA Distinguished Legislative Service Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Livingston attorney Ronald M. Sturtz was recognized with the Distinguished Legislative Service Award of the New Jersey State Bar Association in July for his efforts in drafting the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act, S-514 (Martin). The bill amends and augments rules governing arbitration procedures in arbitration agreements and seeks to render the arbitration process efficient, expeditious and economical, in a manner that is fair to the parties and which promotes finality of a decision of a dispute submitted to arbitration.

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.

An NJSBA member for 23 years, Sturtz presently serves as the American Bar Association (ABA) co-advisor to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) Drafting Committee to revise the Uniform Arbitration Act (UAA ‘2000). This revised act was unanimously adopted by the Commissioners on Uniform Laws at its Florida meeting on Aug. 4, 2000, and is the first substantive revision of statutory arbitration law in the United State States in seventy-six years.

A drafter of the New Jersey Alternative Procedure for Dispute Resolution Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:23A- 1, et seq., Sturtz has been recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” since 1985. A graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., he received the Gillette and then Mussey prizes in 1956 and 1957.

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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