Leadership Academy


• Identify, nurture and inspire effective leadership within the bar and the legal community;

• Foster diversity and inclusion within the leadership of the New Jersey State Bar Association;

• Enhance leadership skills of a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers;

• Raise the level of awareness and engagement regarding concerns facing the legal profession through the
study of ethical, professional and public service issues;

• Build relationships, networking and leadership opportunities among the future leaders of the bar of New Jersey; and

• Look to securing the future of the NJSBA by creating a cadre of well-informed, committed leaders upon whom the NJSBA, state, federal and local government entities, local bar associations and community groups can call for leadership and service.


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FELLOWS 2017-2018

Maria C. Anderson
Montclair State University

Michael A. Austin
Conte Clayton & Austin, P.A.

Kristyl M. Berckes
Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, PA

Diane L. Cardoso
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins

Bhavini A. Doshi
Jersey City Law Department

Elizabeth L. Featherman
Mandlebaum Salsburg, PC

Sylvia-Rebecca Gutierrez
Day Pitney, LLP

Emily S. Kelchen
New Jersey Civil Justice Institute

Jeffry F. Nielsen
NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction

Ryan L. O'Neill
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, LLP

Kimberly M. Parson
Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher & Brennan, LLP

L. Suzette Price
Law Office Lynn Suzette Price

Brett E. Yore
Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office