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Louis R. Lessig Receives Professional Achievement Award From Young Lawyers Division

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Louis R. Lessig, a Bensalem, Pennsylvania resident and attorney in Westmont and Camden, New Jersey, received the Professional Achievement Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) at the organization’s recent annual meeting in Atlantic City. The Professional Achievement Award is presented to a young lawyer who has received professional recognition through publications, excellence in a particular area of law, a significant verdict or law-changing appellate decision, or other such professional achievement.

Lessig is a member of the NJSBA Labor and Employment, Corporate and Business and Health and Hospital Law Sections. He will serve as chair in 2002 of the Camden County Bar Association YLD where he is a trustee and co-chair of the Seminar and Charity subcommittees. He takes an active role in the county association’s youth programs and on Law Day each year, has a law student spend the day with him in court. Lessig is also a member of the American, Pennsylvania, and District of Columbia bar associations and of the Camden County Bar’s Membership and Employment Law committees.

Lessig is the author of articles published in the Andrews Employment Litigation Reporter, Human Resource Professional, Corporate Risk Spectrum, and the NJSBA Labor and Employment Law Section’s Labor Law Quarterly. Most recently, he co-authored the 2002 cumulative supplement for Drafting and Revising Employment Policies and Handbooks, published by Aspen Publishers.

Lessig has moderated seminars for the Camden County Bar Association and appeared three times on Legal Line, a cable program broadcast to 800,000 subscribers where he discussed the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Leave Act, Sexual Harassment and admission to law school. He is a member of the Tri-State Human Resource Management Association and its Conference Committee, a Principle of the Pinnacle Employment Law Institute and a Pupil of the Camden County Inn of Court. Lessig has been actively involved with the Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court for five years.

A graduate of Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania and a member of its Alumni Executive Council, Lessig serves as chair of the Career Services Committee and is a frequent speaker at the Muhlenberg Career Campaign. He received his law degree from Widener University School of Law in Delaware in 1996.

Lessig is employed by the Westmont and Camden law firm of Brown & Connery, LLP where he represents management and individuals in employment matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment and retaliation.

The Young Lawyers Division of the NJSBA organizes and promotes activities, including continuing legal education seminars that are of assistance to new lawyers in the practice of law, and encourages pro bono and community service involvement by all new lawyers.

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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