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Richard J. Badolato To Be Installed As President of New Jersey State Bar Association At Annual Meeting

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Roseland attorney and Morristown resident Richard J. Badolato will be sworn in as the 104th president of the New Jersey State Bar Association on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Atlantic City.

As president, Badolato is responsible for heading the Association’s Board of Trustees, serving as the Association’s official spokesperson and meeting with officials from state government and county bar associations to discuss issues of mutual concern. In addition to these duties, Badolato continues in his role as a trustee for the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the NJSBA’s philanthropic arm.

A member of the NJSBA for 37 years, Badolato has served on the General Council since 1977, the Civil Trial Bar Section’s Executive Committee since 1982 and the Certified Trial Attorneys Section since 1988.

Badolato is chair of the NJSBA Committee on Reinstatement of Attorneys. He is a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Professionalism and the Membership, and Malpractice and Auto Insurance Reform committees. Badolato served as an NJSBA trustee from 1993 to 1997.

Badolato served as president of the Essex County Bar Association from 1977 to 1978. He is the New Jersey vice-chair for the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, a diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and served as a member of the ABA House of Delegates from 1978 to 1990.

In addition to his bar association involvement, Badolato served on the Supreme Court of New Jersey Professional Responsibility Rules and the Paralegal Education and Regulation committees. He was also a member of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee where he served as chair from 1997 to 2000. Badolato serves as a special arbitrator in civil matters for both Union and Middlesex counties.

He is a master of the Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court, and a member of the International Society of Barristers and the International Society of Defense Counsel.

Badolato is a partner in the Roseland law firm of Connell Foley LLP. A certified civil trial attorney, he practices in both state and federal courts, handling malpractice, products liability, all forms of general liability, construction and automobile litigation, insurance coverage and policy interpretation, fire and theft losses, and declaratory judgment proceedings. Badolato is also a member of his firm’s Litigation Partners Executive Committee.

A graduate of Fairfield University in Connecticut, Badolato received his law degree from Rutgers Law School — Newark. Badolato is the founder and past president of Fairfield University’s New Jersey Area Club. He also was honored in 1997 as the recipient of Fairfield University’s Alumni Service Award.

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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