Joseph A. Bottitta, Ethics Counsel to the Firm, has been appointed to serve on the recently formed Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on the Uniform Bar Examination. A Law360 article announcing formation of the committee stated that it “has been formed to “to study the possibility of using the National Conference of Bar Examiner test, which will “significantly affect” New Jersey bar exam applicants because about half of them also test in New York, according to a statement from the New Jersey Judiciary on Wednesday.”
“The New Jersey Supreme Court is considering replacing the state’s existing bar examination with a standardized version of the test, a measure that was adopted in New York this year and would allow those who pass to practice in other states that use the test.”
Mr. Bottitta, former President of the New Jersey State Bar Association and Essex County Bar Association, has also been appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Special Committee on Attorney Ethics and Admissions to review the recent American Bar Association (ABA) amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and standards for admission to practice law for attorneys from other jurisdictions.
Joseph Bottitta, of Counsel to the Firm, is a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation, Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment, Business Law & Commercial Transactions, and Alternate Dispute Resolution and Trusts and Estates Practice Groups.