ATLANTIC CITY– Evelyn Padin was sworn in as treasurer 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 in 2019.
Padin, a Jersey City practitioner who handles family law and personal injury matters, said she is thrilled to be a part of the association’s executive committee.
“I am honored and humbled to be a part of the leadership of this organization. I will do my utmost to further its mission as well as foster greater 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.
Padin’s practice includes landlord-tenant, residential and commercial real property, and personal injury negligence matters, and criminal and matrimonial litigation. She is a former municipal court judge and served as in-house counsel for the Jersey City Office of Landlord Tenant Relations.
Padin has extensive experience in the association, including serving on its Nominating, Diversity, Meeting Arrangements and Program, and Finance 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, the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, and was recently appointed to the board of governors of the New Jersey Association for Justice.
She owns several businesses in Jersey City. She is a graduate of Rutgers University, has a masters degree in social work from Fordham University, and earned her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.