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For Immediate Release

May 10, 2011

Contact:  Kate Coscarelli

Director, Media Relations


Monmouth County lawyer wins NJSBA election Dalton will be next secretary; Ferreira gets at-large trustee seat

New Brunswick, NJ - Angela White Dalton will be the next secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association, officials announced today.

She won an election to join the Executive Committee of the state’s largest lawyers group. She is on the path to be the president in 2016.

In addition, William Ferreira was elected to a two-year at-large seat on the Board of Trustees.

Dalton and Ferreira will be sworn-in next week at the state bar association’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City. The Election Committee will make an official report at the convention’s opening session.

The voting marked the first time in nearly two decades that association members were asked to choose an attorney to be secretary. Earlier this year, the association’s Nominating Committee, which interviews and selects a slate of candidates to serve various leadership positions, chose Dalton and Ferreira to serve the seats.

Dalton, of Zager Fuchs in Red Bank is a former state bar trustee and is co-chair of the Judicial Administration Committee. She beat Ivette Alvarez, a Denville lawyer who is a former state bar trustee and past president of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey. Dalton won in a 2,015-to-1,725 vote, said Election Committee Chair Michael Selvaggi.

Ferreira is a founder of Ferreira & Herbert Law Group in Englewood. He bested Amy Sara Cores, of Hoffman, Schreiber & Cores in Red Bank, in a 2,349-to-1,266 vote. The seat has been designated for a member from an underrepresented group, including members who are African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, over age 70, or women.

Wiss & Company counted the ballots.

Dalton handles probate and chancery litigation as well as other commercial litigation and appellate matters. She has served as chair of the state bar’s Young Lawyers Division and the Women in the Profession Section, and is a co-chair of the Judicial Administration Committee.

She received her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden. Dalton is also active with the Monmouth Bar Association and American Bar Association, and is a former deputy mayor of Howell Township.

Ferreira will fill one of five seats on the board created after state bar members voted last year to expand the trustee board and Nominating Committee, to increase opportunities for section and committee leaders and members of diverse backgrounds.

He will be the first Hispanic man to sit on the board since 1992.