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For immediate release: April 25, 2006
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Theresa Romano
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Monmouth Vicinage 2006 Law Day Celebration

The Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth Vicinage and the Monmouth Bar Association will conduct their annual Law Day ceremony on Monday, May 1, at 4 p.m. in the Hall of Records General Equity courtroom, located at Main and Court Streets in Freehold Borough.

Monmouth County joins countless other communities nationwide in celebrating Law Day and this year’s theme, “Liberty under the Law: Separate Branches, Balanced Powers.” This year marks the 49th anniversary of Law Day, which is designated as a national day to celebrate the rule of law and the legal process.

Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz will deliver Law Day remarks by videotape. Other speakers include Assignment Judge Lawrence M. Lawson, Monmouth Superior Court; Monmouth Bar Association President-Elect, John F. DeBartolo, Esquire; and former New Jersey State Bar President Thomas R. Curtin, Esquire, who will deliver the keynote address.

During the ceremony, the Monmouth Bar Association Abraham J. Zager Professionalism Award will be presented to William H. Burns, Jr., Esquire. Additionally, there will be a portrait unveiling of the Honorable Marshall Selikoff, Monmouth Vicinage Superior Court-Retired.

The program also will include the presentation of the Honorable Daniel J. O’Hern Mock Trial Award to the Academy of Health and Allied Sciences, this year’s county champions. Retired Supreme Court Justice O’Hern will be joined by Marie A. Accardi, Esquire and Ronald T. Catelli, Esquire, mock trial committee chairs, in presenting the award to the team and to Marjorie Cavalier, the team’s coach.

In addition, Assignment Judge Lawson will present plaques to the following winners of the Law Day 2006 essay and poster contests sponsored by the Monmouth Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns: Danielle LaVasseur, Chelsea Ramadhin, Matthew Avena, Mark Rinder, Lindsay Arensman, McKinley Tretler, Natasha Noel and Cathy Liu.

The Superior Court will continue its Law Day celebration with community outreach programs as listed below:

May 17, 2006 Superior Court Information Session for Community Leaders and Public, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Information Providers, Monmouth Vicinage Courthouse, Freehold, NJ
May 20, 2006 Community Information Session and "Ask a Lawyer" Program
New Beginnings Agape Christian Center, 11:00 a.m.-3 p.m.
133 Throckmorton Street, Freehold
(Co-sponsored by the Monmouth Bar Association, Monmouth Vicinage Minority
Concerns Committee, the Hispanic Affairs and Resources Center, 180 Turning
Lives Around, NAACP of Freehold and Greater Long Branch, Monmouth County Human Services Commission)

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