TANJ COMMITTEES 2018 – 2019
1. Education: John Gregory, Chair
Everett Gale Matt Schiappa
Jodi Anne Hudson Ed Sponzilli
Chad Moore Charles Stoia
James O’Hara Corinne Trainor
Sheila Wiggins Stephanie Reckord
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
Emily Kaller Michelle O’Brien
John Kearney James O’Hara
Joe Leone Mike Zerres
Mary Ann O’Brien Mike Zogby
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: Emily Kaller, Chair
Melissa Baxter Sam Portnoy
Drew Britcher Wendy Reek
Todd Leonard Martin Schrama
Chris Placitella Annabelle Steinhacker
Hon. Dennis F. Carey, III Hon. C. Judson Hamlin
Hon. Frank Ciuffani Hon. John E. Keefe, Sr.
Hon. James Clyne Hon. Jack Lintner
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
John Anzalone Eugenie Voitkevich
Melissa Baxter Lawrence Weiner
Joseph Cobuzio 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, Scholarship/Mentor): Matthew Tharney, 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, and solicits Law firms for our summer scholarship/mentorship program.
7. Public Position/Legislative: Ben DiLorenzo, Chair
John Anzalone Chris Placitella
Drew Britcher Sam Portnoy
Everett Gale Martin Schrama
Todd Leonard Corrine Trainor
Chad Moore 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 Joe Leone
Jodi Anne Hudson Greg Noble
Todd Leonard Sam Portnoy
This committee will plan social outings for the entire membership and/or Board. (ie. Golf Outing and Young Lawyer event.)