Elizabeth J. (Beth) Sher, a Day Pitney litigation partner and firm general counsel, was sworn in as the president of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey for the 2021-22 term at a hybrid ceremony on June 22. Sher will serve as a member of the executive committee that works with the executive director and the board of trustees. Her presidency will also be recognized at the organization’s annual Brennan Award Reception in September 2021. “I look forward to leading the AFBNJ as their President, and continuing the important work of the Association in bringing together lawyers and judges to foster cooperation, collaboration, and education for the benefit of the federal family,” said Sher in a statement. As a trial and appellate lawyer, she handles complex commercial litigation, professional liability disputes, directors and officers liability defense, and consumer class action defense. Since May 2018, Sher has served as the firm’s general counsel, assisting the firm’s management and personnel with conflicts and ethics issues, risk management and compliance, contract review, and other legal matters. The AFBNK is now celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Hunterdon County Bar Recognizes Students with Law Day Awards

The Hunterdon County Bar Recognizes Hunterdon County Students with Law Day Awards LAW DAY AWARDS: Law Day Awards were presented at Hunterdon Central High School on June 2. From left to right: Hunterdon Central students Selam Ambaw, Maurianna Kowalski and Molly Abbott; and Christopher Vaccaro, chair of the Hunterdon County Bar Association Law Day Committee.

The Hunterdon County Bar Association celebrated Law Day with the recognition of students who excelled in the 2021 “Law Day Essay Contest.” For the third consecutive year, the association honored high school students who participated in the contest. This year the contest had the additional component of an illustrative/non-written expression addressing this year’s Law Day theme. All local high school seniors were invited to write and submit an essay of up to 500 words and/or an illustrative/non-written expression addressing the topic: “Advancing the Rule of Law Now.” The Law Day program was co-sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation and made possible through funding from IOLTA Fund. Christopher Vaccaro, a Hunterdon County assistant prosecutor and chair of the Hunterdon County Bar Association’s Law Day Committee, along with his committee members and the Hunterdon County Bar Association board of officers and trustees, recognized each winning submission with a certificate and a cash award. From North Hunterdon High School, Sabrina Wojdyla and Evonne Chiang were recognized with awards. From Hunterdon Central, Maurianna Kowalski, Molly Abbott and Selam Ambaw were recognized with awards.

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