Rutgers-Newark, Chinese Law School Sign Pact


Rutgers Law School-Newark and Guanghua Law School of Zhejiang University, China, have signed an agreement to foster collaborative efforts, including faculty and student exchanges. On Sept. 20, Guanghua’s Executive Dean Xinli Zhu and Professor Zhao Jun met with Rutgers law school leaders, faculty and students and attended classes. Rutgers-Newark was the first stop on their 10-day tour of U.S. law schools. The visit was arranged by Rutgers-Newark Acting Senior Associate Dean Stuart Deutsch. Shown, from left, front row: Rutgers’ Wei Fang, head of digital services; Vice Dean Reid Weisbord; Assistant Professor Ji Li; and Jason Ye, class of 2014; back row: Jun; Xinli; Rutgers Acting Dean Ronald Chen; and Deutsch.

Bergen County NAACP Honors Rothman


The Bergen County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People honored former Rep. Steven Rothman, a Sills Cummis & Gross partner, with the 2013 Jack Drakeford Trailblazer Award on Sept. 28 at Elan in Lodi. The award is given to individuals who have demonstrated commitment to the assocation’s mission. Shown, from left: Anthony Cureton, the chapter’s president; Roth; and Jacqueline Wilson, the chapter’s third vice president.

Legal Administrators Hear About Health Care


Mark Shore, president of Atlas Consulting Services LLC in Springfield, presented “Health Care Reform: How Prepared Are You?” at the Oct. 8 chapter meeting of the Association of Legal Administrators at the Highlawn Pavillion in West Orange. Shown, from left: Melissa Schmieder, Budd Larner, Short Hills; sponsors Jim Weber, All-State Legal in Cranford, and Bill Schiazza, LDI Color ToolBox, New York City; Barbara Herbert, Stein McGuire Pantages Gigl, Livingston; Shore; Linda Burns, Budd Larner; and Anthony Millaci, LDI Color ToolBox.

Firm Donates Backpacks to Paterson Schools


Seigel Capozzi Law in Ridgewood has donated 2,000 backpacks to the Paterson public schools as part of its Back(packs)2School Program. Three hundred backpacks were distributed to students on Oct. 4 at Public School No. 13 in Paterson, as part of a larger initiative on Positive Behavior Support in Schools. The firm’s Charity Fund also has contributed a van to the Boys and Girls Club of Lodi/Hackensack, funded a computer room for the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson and paid for the backpacks. Shown, from left: Paterson Public School No. 6 Principal Nicole Booker; Paterson Mayor Jeffery Jones; Seigel Capozzi partners Ed Capozzi, Jan Seigel and Jonas Seigel, and students.