Paralegal Special Committee



Yolanda Barry
Pinilis Halpern, LLP
160 Morris Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

Laurie Robinson
Bendit Weinstock, PA
80 Main Street, Suite 260
West Orange, NJ 07054
973-736-9800 x 121

Nazmia Abedrabo
Melissa Acosta-Amarante
Barbara Ann M. Baird
Nyree Dawn Benitez
Yvonne R. Bowers
Lisa R. Burke
Linda V. McDonald Carter
Tina Cortese
Sandra C. Csaposs
Maryanne Dayton
Maria M DeFilippis
Colson Derby III
Lynne DeRemigio
Marie Dinaro
Virginia Duda
Bryan Marc Eichner
Jacob S. Elkes
Carol L. Fine
Rose Grossman
JoAnne Haffeman
Lawrence A. Joel
Edward M Kissling
Danielle Knoell
Linda M. Lance
Betsy A. Lindenberg
Cheryl Lee Long
Jaime A. Pardo
Jessica Polanco
Rebecca Reedy
Ashleigh Marie Ries
Sarah M. Robinson
Alejandro Sanchez
Alisha N. Sawyer
Dorothy Secol, CLA
Brenda Sherman
Charlene Silva
Mrs. Jennifer Smith
Carol Snyder
Lisa M. St. Clair
Lisa Trimboli
John Vizcaya
Mary C. Williams
Nicole Williams

Trustee Liaison
Eugenia Lynch


A paralegal/legal assistant who is qualified through education, training, or work experience, is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency or other entity in a capacity or function which involves the performance, under the direction and supervision of a lawyer, of specifically delegated substantive legal work, which work, for the most part, requires sufficient knowledge of legal concepts that, absent that paralegal or legal assistant, the lawyer would perform the task.
NJSBA Bylaws, Article 1 - 2(d).


The Paralegal Committee encourages the positive development and advancement of the paralegal profession in New Jersey. The committee promotes opportunities to educate both attorneys and the public on the appropriate use of paralegals in a legal setting, and facilitates continuing legal education for paralegals.