American Bar Association Section of Litigation

  • Jul 17, 2019Janice Arellano Appointed Member of the ABA Section of Litigation Social Media Committee

    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.

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  • Mar 15, 2019Candice Huber Rienzo to Speak at ABA Section of Litigation Young Advocates CLE Program

    Candice Huber Rienzo, an Associate of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be a panelist for “When Lawyers Go Rogue: Strategies for Handling Difficult Adversaries,” at the regional CLE program “Discover Yourself: Navigating the First Years of Litigation Practice.” Presented by the Section of Litigation Young Advocates, Minority Trial Lawyer, and Ethics & Professionalism Committees, the program will take place Tuesday, March 26, 12:00 – 4:15 p.m., at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark.

    Beginning at 12:30 p.m., the panel will focus on helping young litigators navigate the discovery process when the opposition is a Rambo litigator, including what to do when faced with obstructionist deposition tactics and scorched earth litigation tactics. For more information and to register, please click here.

    Rienzo is experienced in all stages of litigation, handling cases from inception through to trial and appeal.  She has represented clients in the state and federal courts of New Jersey in a variety of areas of litigation, including personal injury, general negligence, medical malpractice, professional liability, nursing home malpractice, construction law, and premises liability.

    Prior to joining the firm, Rienzo was an associate at Hardin, Kundla, McKeon & Poletto, P.C.  After law school, she served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Bette E. Uhrmacher and then the Hon. Francis J. Vernoia in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County, in the Civil Division and Criminal Division respectively. While attending law school, Rienzo was a Law Clerk at Gill and Chamas, L.L.C.

    Rienzo is admitted in New Jersey and New York, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.  She earned her J.D. from Rutgers Law School and her B.A. from The College of New Jersey.

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