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Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Member Named Co-Director of Women’s Leadership For New Jersey Women Lawyers’ Association

Posted on June 2nd, 2008

Annmarie Simeone, Member of the Somerville law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been elected to serve on the New Jersey Women Lawyers’ Association Board of Directors as Co-Director of the Women’s Leadership Resources Committee for the 2008-09 term.

The Women’s Leadership Resources Committee engages in statewide efforts to support and promote members to the highest levels of law firm, government, community, and corporate positions and the judiciary. The Committee fosters leadership among its membership through mentoring, business development programming, educational programming, focused goal-specific networking efforts and creation of a job network resource for women lawyers that fosters leadership skills and provides support and guidance to women lawyers who seek to be leaders in their fields.

Simeone, a resident of Woodbridge, concentrates her practice on labor & employment litigation. She has a wide range of experience in labor & employment litigation in both federal and state courts, primarily defending management in discrimination and sexual harassment claims, wrongful discharge suits, and claims brought under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, Americans With Disabilities Act, and other civil rights and anti-discrimination laws. In addition, she has significant experience in handling business litigation, including shareholder disputes and actions involving restrictive covenants and contract breaches.

Simeone earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University in 1993 and her B.A., summa cum laude, from St. John’s University in 1990. She is admitted to the New Jersey Bar and is a member of the Federal, New Jersey State, Middlesex County and Somerset County Bar Associations, as well as the National Association of Women Lawyers and New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.

The New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA) is an independent association of New Jersey women lawyers. Its mission is to retain women in the legal profession through education and activism, to promote members to the highest levels of law firm, government, academic, community and corporate positions, and to endorse qualified female attorneys for appointments to the state and federal judiciary. NJWLA fosters leadership among its members by promoting professional activities, mentoring, educational programs and networking functions. NJWLA creates task forces to study and advise membership on gender equity challenges and other issues unique to women in the profession, including “glass ceiling,” “maternal wall,” “daughter track,” pregnancy, caregiver discrimination, and sexual harassment, as well as on additional racial and ethnic barriers that women of color in the legal profession face. NJWLA is the voice on all issues of importance to women engaged in the practice of law in the state of New Jersey.

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