Kimberly A. Yonta was sworn in to serve as secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA).
The Middlesex County lawyer and former association trustee is on the path to the presidency in 2020.
Yonta, a New Brunswick practitioner who concentrates in criminal trial advocacy and municipal criminal matters, said she was excited to get started, following an election and runoff election.
“I want to thank the Nominating Committee members who volunteered their time and worked so hard. Thank you to the NJSBA members who took the time to vote and recognized my hard work. It was made clear to me that the membership does not like these divisive elections. There are several issues that I want to begin working on, including the reform of the bylaws governing elections. I am excited to help lead the NJSBA as it moves forward, make changes for the better, and advocate for the members,” said Yonta.
Yonta has extensive experience in the association.
She recently concluded serving on the Board of Trustees. She is chair of the Criminal Law Section, co-chair of the Lawyers in Transition Committee, and has previously chaired the Women in the Profession Section and Young Lawyers Division. Yonta is a member of several other state bar groups, including the AmicusCommittee, Finance and Operations Committee and Government and Public Sector Lawyers Committee; and has served as the association’s representative to the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Model Criminal Jury Charges.
Yonta is also active with the Middlesex County Bar Association.
NJSBA President Miles S. Winder III administered the oath at the Board of Trustees meeting held on June 19 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick.