New Jersey State Bar Association - The voluntary Bar Association of New Jersey, serving members since 1899.

For Immediate Release


Kate Coscarelli

Sr. Director, Communications


NJSBA Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates for At-Large Trustee Seat Dedicated for a Hispanic Attorney

 The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Nominating Committee invites members to apply for an at-large trustee position, which the Board of Trustees has specifically designated for a Hispanic member.  The position is for a two-year term, beginning in May 2014. Pursuant to the NJSBA Bylaws, at-large trustees represent segments of the membership not adequately represented on the Board of Trustees. (Article III, 8(f).)

Candidates for the position will be evaluated by the Nominating Committee based on the following criteria (Article IV, 3):


  1. Adherence to the highest standards of fairness, professional responsibility, civility and professionalism;
  2. The quality of prior service to the organized Bar;
  3. Prior or present leadership positions and degree of effectiveness in these positions;
  4. Dedication, capacity for hard work, and ability to fulfill all relevant duties;
  5. Awareness of the NJSBA’s internal structure, in particular the duties for the position sought;
  6. Demonstrated ability to synthesize and understand extensive information;
  7. Demonstrated common sense, good judgment and the ability to articulate positions intelligently;
  8. Prior service to the New Jersey State Bar Association and its constituent parts;
  9. Prior service to county and specialty bar associations;
  10. Extent of practice in the State of New Jersey;
  11. Especially for officer positions, demonstrated administrative capability and experience, and recognition and understanding of the essential issues facing the organized Bar, the profession, and capacity to lead in a creative, responsible fashion.


Filing Deadline: To qualify for consideration by the Nominating Committee, please submit a letter of intent and questionnaire. Questionnaires will be distributed upon receipt of a letter of intent. Both a letter of intent and completed questionnaire must be received no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, February 5.

To facilitate a response, candidates should include an email address in all communications, if available. All letters should be directed to:

Susan A. Feeney, Esq., Chair, Nominating Committee
New Jersey State Bar Association
New Jersey Law Center
One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, NJ  08901-1520
Attn:  Angela C. Scheck, Executive Director

Please direct any questions to Angela Scheck, Executive Director, at 732-937-7500,