Joseph L. Linares Sworn In as New Jersey State Bar Association Trustee
NEWARK, NJ, May 15, 2020 –Joseph L. Linares has been selected to serve as an At-large Trustee for the
New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), New Jersey’s largest lawyers group dedicated to educating lawyers and the public and improving the legal system. Joseph was sworn in by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner in a virtual ceremony on May 15.
The ceremony was held as a live-stream event during the NJSBA’s first-ever virtual convention and Joseph took the oath from his home via the Zoom platform. More than 2,200 attendees from across New Jersey and around the world tuned in for the premiere annual event of the New Jersey legal community. Attendees also bid farewell to NJSBA 2019-2020 President Evelyn Padin and witnessed Chief Justice Rabner swear in NJSBA 2020-2021 President Kimberly A. Yonta and all other officers and trustees of the Association.
“I am honored to be chosen and I look forward to serving alongside a distinguished group of colleagues, providing leadership on the future of the legal profession,” Joseph said. “I’m excited to step into this new role to help further the NJSBA’s mission.”
Joseph concentrates his practice on litigation, contract drafting and complex negotiations, and handles a multitude of dispute types including contract claims, intellectual property, employment, construction and torts as well corporate/business law and transactional work. In addition to servicing established corporate clients, he also provides counsel for non-profits, small businesses and start-up ventures. He is an active member of the NJSBA and serves on the NJSBA Pro Bono and Diversity Committees. He earned his J.D. cum laude from Rutgers University School of Law, a B.A. from Villanova University and a dual M.B.A. from Seton Hall University, with highest honors.