Ottilie Brechner Bello was identified incorrectly in a photo caption in the Jan. 26 issue [175 N.J.L.J. 257]. The caption should have identified Brechner Bello as “secretary of the Women Lawyers in Union County and a solo practitioner in Short Hills.” The Law Journal regrets the error. –>
Women Lawyers in Union County Sponsors Portrait Honoring Judge Ann Conti
On Dec. 2, a portrait dedication ceremony was held for the late Ann Conti, surrogate of Union County, in the courtroom of former Assignment Judge Edward Beglin Jr. The Women Lawyers in Union County sponsored the portrait. Pictured with the portrait are members of Conti’s immediate family.
NJ Commission on Professionalism in the Law Presents Professional Lawyer of the Year Awards
The New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law presented its Professional Lawyer of the Year Awards and Daniel J. O’Hern Award at a luncheon and awards ceremony on Oct. 2 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. Chief Judge John Bissell of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey delivered the keynote address. NJSBA Past President Jay Greenblatt was presented with the 2003 Daniel J. O’Hern Award in recognition of his commitment to professionalism, career achievement, and service to the profession and community.
The Professional Lawyer of the Year Awards are presented to lawyers designated by Bar Associations across the state who are respected for their character, competence and exemplary professional behavior. The 2003 award winners are: Judge Seymour Margulies, Hudson County Bar Association, Hudson County Superior Court; U.S. District Judge Anne Thompson, Mercer County Bar Association; Paulette Brown, Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, partner at Duane Morris in Newark; Dean Burrell, Garden State Bar Association, counsel to Penske Truck Leasing; H. Frank Carpentier, Monmouth Bar Association, partner at Carton Arvantis McGreevy Argeris Zager & Aikens in Tinton Falls; William Cox, Sussex County Bar Association, partner at Dolan & Dolan in Newton; Thomas Curtin, Morris County Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association, partner at Graham Curtin & Sheridan in Morristown; Amrita Master Dalal, Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association, employment and labor counsel for GAF Materials in Wayne; Ramon de la Cruz, Hispanic Bar Association, director of the Division of Elections in the Office of the State Attorney General; Kenneth DiMuzio, Gloucester County Bar Association, partner at Hoffman, DiMuzio & Hoffman in Woodbury; Stanley Fink, Union County Bar Association, partner at Fink, Rosner & Ershow-Levenberg in Clark; Jay Greenblatt, Cumberland County Bar Association, partner at Greenblatt & Laube in Vineland; William Horner, Salem County Bar Association, member of Horner and Horner in Salem with his father; John F. Kearney III, Burlington County Bar Association, solo practitioner in Moorestown; Dennis LaHiff, Bergen County Bar Association, solo practitioner in Glen Rock; John McGee, Essex County Bar Association, partner at McDermott & McGee in Millburn; Eugene Mulvaney, Ocean County Bar Association, partner at Mulvaney, Coronato & Brady in Toms River; George Neidig Jr., Cape May County Bar Association, solo practitioner in Avalon; Richard Norris, Somerset County Bar Association, partner at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus in Somerville; Joseph Novak, Hunterdon County Bar Association, partner at Novak & Novak in Clinton; Ruth Rabstein, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, retired partner at Pelletieri Rabstein and Altman; Mark Roddy, Atlantic County Bar Association, solo practitioner in Pleasantville; Gladys Rodriquez, Camden County Bar Association, of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office; Robert Stober, Passaic County Bar Association, solo practitioner in Clifton; and Warren Wilentz, Middlesex County Bar Association and Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, partner at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer in Woodbridge.