NJICLE honors attorneys and judges for CLE contributions

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For Immediate Release

Kate Coscarelli
Sr. Director, Communications


NEW BRUNSWICK -- A jurist and four attorneys will be honored for their contributions to excellence in continuing legal education on Dec. 15.
The New Jersey State Bar Association’s educational arm, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), will honor the group for their volunteer efforts leading and developing seminars that have helped make the institute the state’s leading continuing legal education provider, reaching over 70,000 people a year.
Tom Vesper, of Westmoreland Vesper & Quattrone in West Atlantic City, was named this year’s Alfred C. Clapp Award winner. The award is the institute’s highest honors and recognizes those who have a long history of significant service in the field of continuing legal education. Vesper has created or taken part in nearly three dozen continuing legal education seminars on a variety of civil trial topics,
In his legal work, Vesper has handled thousands of serious injury and death matters and tried hundreds of cases. For over a decade, he has traveled the state to provide educational programming for the institute.
In addition to Vesper, several others received Distinguished Service Awards. They were:
Retired Assignment Judge Lawrence Lawson, who has taken part in educational programming for two decades and has volunteered his expertise on a variety of topics from critical law to electronic discovery.
Lynda Bennett, of Lowenstein Sandler in Roseland, who has been a speaker, moderator and champion of new programming ideas, including serving in a key role to launch educational webinars.
Brian J. Neary of Hackensack, who has taken part in nearly 40 seminars just on the topics of driving while intoxicated and criminal law matters.
Lisa D. Taylor, of Inglesino Wyciskala & Taylor in Parsippany, who has shared her expertise in health law as a program coordinator for an annual health and hospital law symposium.