Open Positions for NJWLA Officers and Directors for the 2016-2017 Term

Dear NJWLA Members:

We are in the process of preparing our slate of Officers and Directors for the 2016-2017 term and are seeking nominations.  Kindly review the list of open positions below and email Colleen Skinner (, Jessica Allen (, Suzanne Cerra ( and Galit  Kierkut  ( on or before April 1, 2016  if you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for one of these positions.  In either instance, kindly include: (i) the title of the position for which you are making the nomination and (ii) a brief description of why you believe you or the person you are nominating is qualified for the position (e.g., prior positions with the NJWLA, demonstrated commitment to the NJWLA, commitment to the NJWLA’s mission, effective leadership/communication skills, etc.).

The Nominating Committee plans to announce the final slate to the full membership on or before May 1st.  Voting will take place prior to May 20th.

All Officers, Directors and Trustees-at-Large who are elected for the 2016-2017 term will take office on July 1, 2016.  Officers will hold the elected position for 1 year (i.e., through June 30, 2017).  Directors and Trustees-at-Large will serve 2 year terms (i.e., through June 30, 2018).  Anyone nominated for one of these positions is expected to commit to the full term.

 I    Officers: [all Officer positions are 1 year term]

  • President
  • President-Elect
  • Vice President
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Co-Chief Operations Officer (3 positions available)
  • Co-Chief Diversity Officer (3 positions available)
  • Co-Corporate Secretary (2 positions available)

II    Directors: [all Director positions are 2 year terms] 

NOTE:  All Committees will be led by a minimum of 2 Directors.

  • Co-Director of Best Practices
  • Co-Director of Diversity
  • Co-Director of Endorsements
  • Co-Director of Grants/Charitable Giving
  • Co-Director of In House
  • Co-Director of Judicial Outreach
  • Co-Director of Marketing
  • Co-Director of Membership
  • Co-Director of Programming/Sponsorship
  • Co-Director of Public Policy
  • Co-Director of Solo/Small Firm
  • Co-Director of Women’s Leadership
  • Co-Director of Young Lawyers Division

III    Trustee-at-Large: [all Trustee-at-Large positions are 2 year terms]

  • There will be Six (6) Trustees-at-Large positions available.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of us.  Thank you so much for your commitment to the NJWLA.

Galit Kierkut & Suzanne Cerra, Co-Chairs of Nominations Committee

Jessica Allen, President

Loren Pierce, President-Elect

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