NJCOP's Greatest Achievement

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In 1996, I was the first former New Jersey State Bar Association president to chair the commission. I followed Chief Justice Wilentz and was followed by Seton Hall Law School Dean Ron Riccio in 1998. I was proud of our efforts to help shape the early days of the commission and was hopeful it would succeed—it did!
Thomas R. Curtin
New Jersey Commission for Professionalism in the Law
Chair 1996-1998

   
The commission's greatest achievement in its 25-year history is, in my opinion, the promulgation of the Principles of Professionalism and Lawyer's Pledge. The principles and pledge are constant reminders that the conduct of lawyers and judges must always be characterized by integrity, civility, and personal courtesy.
Ronald J. Riccio
New Jersey Commission for Professionalism in the Law
Chair 1998-2001
   

Our greatest accomplishment was incorporating the Association of the Federal Bar into our commission. This was spearheaded by Charlie Hollenbeck.
Richard J. Badolato
New Jersey Commission for Professionalism in the Law
Chair 2003-2007
      
One of the most important accomplishments of the commission was raising the awareness and importance of professionalism in New Jersey through its many activities. The creation first of the Daniel J. O’Hern Award and then the Charles J. Hollenbeck Award have been critical parts of that effort. By naming the awards after two individuals who by deed and word exemplified true professionalism, the commission truly raised the visibility of professionalism.

Rayman L. Solomon
New Jersey Commission for Professionalism in the Law
Chair 2007-2011




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