Janice V. Arellano, an Associate of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been appointed to the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation’s Social Media Committee for the 2019-2020 bar year.
Arellano, who served as Co-Chair of the Section’s Minority Trial Lawyer Committee from 2017-2019 bar years, will help the Social Media Committee generate content highlighting articles and events for the Section, bring helpful benefits to members, and apply strategies of the Section’s Strategic Plan to achieve the ABA’s goals.
Arellano concentrates her practice in general litigation with an emphasis on tort claims defense, employment, and civil rights in both state and federal court. She represents colleges and universities, businesses, hospitals, and medical providers in a wide range of matters.
Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Arellano was an associate at a New Jersey-based insurance defense firm, gaining experience in employment law, personal injury defense, and school board and special education matters. Before law school, she was a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellow in Washington, D.C., and taught for three years in West Philadelphia charter schools through Teach for America. Arellano currently serves in leadership roles for non-profit boards and professional committees. She also works with Hispanic/Latino and Asian Pacific American Organizations to increase diversity and inclusion and has been on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey since 2018. She earned her J.D. in 2014 from Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law, where she was a Law and Public Policy Scholar and obtained a Certificate in Trial Advocacy and Litigation. She completed her M.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. in Philosophy, cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College.