For Immediate Release
March 19, 2013
Sr. Director, Communications for NJSBA
Three seek second-vice president post; two vie for secretary; four face-off for at-large trustee; NJSBA members will vote on candidates and proposed bylaw changes An election will be held to determine a trio of leadership positions for the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Several bylaws changes will also be up for consideration, including that no member may serve in more than one officer or trustee position, and that officers’ practice of law shall be primarily in New Jersey.
The candidates are:
Second Vice President
Thomas Hoff Prol
Nancy Erika Smith
John E. Keefe Jr. +
Bonnie Blume Goldsamt
Christine A. Amalfe
Amy Sara Cores
Christina Vassiliou Harvey
A summary of the bylaws proposals:
• To be eligible to serve as an officer or trustee, a member’s practice of law shall be primarily in the state of New Jersey.
• Require members of the Board of Trustees to maintain an active email account and clarify that the board may act on urgent matters by email under certain conditions.
• Clarify that no member may serve in more than one officer or trustee position at any one time, and that a sitting trustee elected to an officer position is deemed to have resigned from his or her trustee post at the end of any potential challenge period without opposition, and that the resignation is effective upon the start of service as an officer.
• Clarify that the Board of Trustees has the authority to reorganize inactive sections or divisions.
• Include the Immediate Past President as a member of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee