Pro Bono Partnership Hosts ‘Smorgasbono’

Volunteer attorneys from law firms and corporations participated in the Pro Bono Partnership’s third “Smorgasbono” program on May 27, advising 14 nonprofit clients on a variety of legal subjects. Front row: Erika Singleton Wilson, Honeywell International Inc.; Katherine Ma, Honeywell; Nancy Eberhardt, director of the Pro Bono Partnership’s New Jersey Program; Nancy Lake Martin, BASF Corporation; Colleen Szuch, Honeywell, a member of the Pro Bono Partnership’s board of directors; Melanie Brown, BASF; Julie Wong, BASF; Debra Goldsmith, BASF. Back row: Atif Khawaja, Kirkland & Ellis; Elazar Guttman, Kirkland & Ellis; David Hoiriis, Honeywell; Brendan O’Connor, Honeywell; Sarah Slover, Honeywell; Christine Michelle Duffy, Pro Bono Partnership senior staff attorney; Steven Goldberg, BASF; Sonny Nkansa, BASF legal assistant; Edward Holzwanger, Kirkland & Ellis.

Legal Administrators Swear in New Trustees

The Association of Legal Administrators’ New Jersey chapter installed new officers and trustees on March 11 at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange. Front row: vice president-membership Doreen Marino, human resources director, Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik; trustee Theresa Siegle, administrator, Ansell Grimm & Aaron; immediate past president Mary Ellen Dolan, office administrator, Greenberg Traurig; president Audrey Serban, office manager, Fisher & Phillips; alternate trustee Nancy Harris, office administrator, Gordon Rees; alternate trustee Louise Ruffo, administrative manager, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker; secretary MaryBeth Donoghue, director of administration, Day Pitney; and alternate trustee Fran Puntillo, office manager, Weiner Lesniak. Back row: alternate trustee James Wostbrock, managing director, Brach Eichler; trustee Mitchell Rait, partner and chief operating officer, Budd Larner; vice president-programs Robbin Dolan, legal administrator, Laddey Clark & Ryan; trustee James Van Leir, administrative director, Epstein Brown & Gioia; treasurer Kurt Brown, executive director, Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost; trustee Lisa Cuffari, office administrator, Fox and Fox; and trustee Gayle Englert, director of human resources, Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard.

Paterson Students Finish Law2Life Program With Mock Trial

Students at Eastside High School’s School of Government and Public Administration in Paterson concluded Law2Life, a legal enrichment program launched by the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath, with a mock trial before U.S. District Judge Stanley Chesler (center in photograph) at the federal courthouse in Newark. Students played the roles of attorneys while Drinker Biddle attorneys appeared as witnesses. Standing behind the students, from left, are Drinker Biddle program mentors Frank Velocci, Marita Erbeck, Andrew Joseph and Robert Vinci.