TANJ COMMITTEES 2022-2023
1. Education: John Gregory, Chair
Shawn Huber Matt Schiappa
Jodi Anne Hudson Ed Sponzilli
Chad Moore Charles Stoia
James O’Hara Corinne Trainor
Stephanie Reckord Sheila Wiggins
The Education Committee is responsible for scheduling and staffing the Back to Basics Seminar in August, the Spring Seminar, the State Bar Meeting Seminar in the spring and recommending whether an additional TANJ Seminar should be scheduled, either as a sponsor or co-sponsor. The selection of TANJ speakers at any seminar is not limited to the members of the committee.
2. Membership: Chad Moore, Chair
John Kearney James O’Hara
Joe Leone John Salierno
Stephen Matthews Patricia Voorhis
Michelle O’Brien Mike Zerres
The Membership Committee is responsible for increasing the membership of TANJ through a membership drive that should be conducted on an annual basis in accordance with the constitution, with a goal of signing up 50 new members this year. The date, time and method is left to the discretion of the committee.
3. Amicus: Stephanie Reckord & Emily Kaller, Co-Chairs
Melissa Baxter Chris Placitella
Drew Britcher Wendy Reek
Daniel Epstein Ryan Richman
Jonathan Holtz Martin Schrama
Todd Leonard Annabelle Steinhacker
Hon. Dennis F. Carey, III
Hon. John E. Keefe, Sr.
Hon. Frank Ciuffani
Hon. Jack Lintner
Hon. James Clyne
Hon. Nicholas Stroumtsos, Jr.
The Amicus Committee will pro-actively look for amicus issues that are consistent with the TANJ mission. The committee is being asked to finalize a working procedure in order to effectuate our ability to review, vote and take action in a timely fashion.
4. Constitution/ByLaws: Ed Matthews, Chair
Ed Matthews is our resident expert regarding the constitution, by-laws and working procedures of the organization ensuring TANJ operates according to the process set forth.
5. Website/Publicity: Sheila Wiggins, Chair
Melissa Baxter John Salierno
Joseph Cobuzio Lawrence Weiner
Ryan Richman Mike Zerres
This committee maintains and updates the website as well as sending out information to the membership. This includes advertising all of our TANJ events, posting notices to our membership on the website, maintaining the calendar of events, maintaining the trustee/officer list and current e-mails and updating Trial Bar Award recipients and photos. This committee is also charged with implementing the use of social media.
6. Programs (Trial Bar Awards, Professionalism Award): Chad Moore, Chair
This committee formulates a working list in order to make recommendations to the Board for Trial Bar Award recipients and the State Bar Professionalism Award.
7. Public Position/Legislative: Ben DiLorenzo, Chair
Risa Chalfin Ryan Richman
Drew Britcher Martin Schrama
Todd Leonard Corrine M. Trainor
Chris Placitella Mike Zogby
This committee is an ad hoc committee for the purpose of taking public positions on issues that affect trial lawyers while at the same time promoting TANJ. The committee periodically reviews Supreme Court Rule changes and Jury Charge changes. The committee is expected to review matters of importance to the bench and bar and make a recommendation to the Board at each meeting to take a public position on the issue, and publish TANJ's position in the Law Journal and on our website. The public position can be written by a committee member or any other member of the organization that has interest.
8. Social: James O’Hara, Chair
Drew Britcher Greg Noble
Risa Chalfin Ryan Richman
Jodi Anne Hudson Patricia Voorhis
Todd Leonard Joe Leone
This committee will plan social outings for the entire membership and/or Board. (ie. Golf Outing and Young Lawyer event.)