I am a co-chairperson of the New Jersey Association for Justice’s Minority Concerns Committee. NJAJ is a 2,000 attorney strong organization dedicated to serving New Jersey’s families by working to preserve and strengthen the laws that protect them. As a chairperson of the Minority Concerns Committee, I implemented the Outreach Program which is designed to increase NJAJ’s diversity membership and leadership.
As a co-chairperson of the Outreach Program, I recently held a summit meeting and invited delegates from all of New Jersey’s minority/specialty bar associations. The meeting covered issues such as determining the minority/specialty bar associations’ membership needs, discussion of joint educational programs and finding minority/female talent to serve as NJAJ leaders and educational speakers. As a result of these efforts, NJAJ now offers a discount to members of these minority/specialty bar associations for certain educational seminars. Further, NJAJ is about to launch a “listserve” (an on-line real-time instant message platform) made up of delegates from NJAJ and these minority/specialty bar associations. In this way, open lines of communication are maintained and greater cooperation can be achieved between the organizations.
I strive to increase NJAJ’s diversity membership and leadership through the Outreach Program so that New Jersey’s attorneys can provide better representation and protection to New Jersey’s diverse families.