First Latina becomes NJSBA president-elect

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May 18, 2018
Contact: Paula Saha
Director of Communications

ATLANTIC CITY - Evelyn Padin was sworn in last night as president-elect of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She took the oath of office at the association’s annual dinner and installation of officers at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.
She is on track to become the first Latina president of the state’s leading group for lawyers, judges and legal professionals next year.
Padin, a Jersey City practitioner who handles family law and personal injury matters, said she is honored and humbled to be a part of the association’s leadership.
“I am dedicated to the idea that we can and should further the mission of the association, as well as foster more and more meaningful opportunities for women in the profession, promote diversity and advance the cause of the fundamental importance of the independence of the Judiciary in our society,” she said.
Her practice focuses on personal injury litigation and family matters. She is a former municipal court judge.
Padin has extensive experience in the association, including serving on its Nominating, Diversity, Meeting Arrangements and Program, Finance and Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments committees. She also belongs to the Women in the Profession and Family Law sections. She previously served on the Nominating Committee. She is also a trustee of the Hudson County Bar Association, and is a former trustee of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey. Padin is a founding member of the Justice Virginia Long American Family Inns of Court in Hudson County.
She owns several businesses in Jersey City and is active with the Carevel Foundation. She is a graduate of Rutgers University, has a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University, and earned her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.