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from left to right: Past BCBA President Charles J.X. Kahwaty, Esq., Executive Director Frank O’Marra, Past BCBA President Robert B. Hille, Esq., and BCBA Administrative Assistant Tylor Glover at 2019 BCBA event. O'Marra is retiring on Jan. 22 after 35 years in the position. Credit: Professional Event Photographer Lia Jenny..Professional Event Photographer Lia Jenny/Courtesy photo From left to right: Past Bergen County Bar Association President Charles J.X. Kahwaty, Executive Director Frank O’Marra, Past BCBA President Robert B. Hille, and BCBA Administrative Assistant Tyler Glover at a 2019 BCBA event. O’Marra is retiring on Jan. 22 after 35 years in the position. Credit: Professional Event Photographer Lia Jenny/courtesy photo

Frank O’Marra signed on for one year as executive director of the Bergen County Bar Association in June 1985, not expecting the gig to last beyond that.

But he was way off. It would turn into a stellar 35-year run. And after hundreds upon hundreds of networking and educational events, ceremonies to celebrate new legal talent, and nearly a year of a pandemic that would wipe out all live events, Friday, Jan. 22, is O’Marra’s last day in the role that he made his own, and which solidified his reputation as the “go-to guy” at the BCBA.

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Suzette Parmley

Trenton Correspondent who covers the N.J. Supreme Court, Governor, Legislature. She also contributes to The Legal Intelligencer and law.com. Suzette joined New Jersey Law Journal in Jan. 2019 from the Philadelphia Inquirer where she was a former Trenton Statehouse Correspondent and Business Reporter/Columnist. Awards: 1st Place for 2020 coverage of NJ Supreme Court; 2019 Specialized Writing Category, 5-time winner of the Business Financial Writing Portfolio Award from the New Jersey Press Association. Graduate of the Fels Center of Government/University of Pennsylvania. Email: [email protected] or follow on Twitter: @SuzParmley

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