Important Election information from Ken Vercammen, candidate for NJ State Bar 2nd Vice-President
I am grateful for the four hundred NJ attorneys who signed my petition for the open Vice-President position. I ask you to vote for me so I can continue to help our NJ attorneys.
This election you have a choice of three excellent candidates- a Criminal Law/Municipal Court attorney, an Employment Law attorney and a Government attorney. I practice in New Jersey and handle municipal court, criminal, probate and civil matters throughout NJ. I know the struggles you have traveling to different courts in NJ on the same day. I am running to help. I passed the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bar exam in 1985 and the New York Bar in 1986. Attorneys need an advocate to look out for them.
Throughout my career I have served the NJSBA in many leadership and volunteer positions. The most important issue facing the NJSBA is helping our solo/ small firm and young lawyers. Many have limited funds and cannot afford dues and the increasing high costs for CLE. The bar association’s mission should be to help its lawyer members, not schedule expensive trips to foreign countries using bar dues.
As a bar leader I will to continue to testify in Trenton on issues that effect lawyers and our ability to serve our clients. I has testified in 2013 for the NJSBA before the Senate Judiciary Committee to support changes in the DWI law to permit restricted use driver license and interlock legislation.
Updated NJ State Bar Election 2013 Details:
The NJSBA is using a company Votenet to administer the election to fill the 2nd Vice President position. For all members who have an active email address on file, the online ballot and voting instructions was emailed on April 15. You will not receive a paper ballot unless you call Votenet and request one. Save that April 15 email and follow those directions. The voting is from April 15- May 6.
You can also vote by paper ballot by calling “Votenet” at 866-543-8750. You will need to provide your NJSBA membership ID number. (You may obtain your membership ID number by contacting NJSBA member services at 732-249-5000 (press 1) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Short bio on the NJSBA election website: Ken Vercammen is Past Chair of the Municipal Court Section. He is co-chair of the ABA Criminal Law Committee of the Solo Division. He wants to help the small firm lawyers who go to New Jersey Municipal Courts and Superior Court on a daily basis and struggle with being in two places at once.
Ken is author of the American Bar Association's 2013 book “Criminal Law Forms” and often lectures to trial lawyers of the NJICLE- NJ State Bar Association, the ABA and Middlesex County Bar Association.
Ken was awarded the Municipal Court Attorney of the Year by both the NJSBA and Middlesex County Bar Association He also received the NJSBA- YLD Service to the Bar Award and the General Practitioner Attorney of the Year, now Solo Attorney of the Year. He is also a volunteer speaker for ICLE’s 2013 Elder Law and Estate Administration seminar, and new co-chair of the ABA Probate and Estate Administration Committee, Solo Division.
Ken Vercammen created the Free NJ Criminal and Traffic Statutes Mobile app for IPhone and Android phones. This free app was created to help attorneys, prosecutors, judges and police officers giving quick access to New Jersey Criminal and Traffic statutes.
To download the free app, for IPhone, take IPhone, hit apps, and then search “njlaws”. If on Computer, go to ITunes, then search in ITunes store the word “njlaws”. For Androids, Blackberry etc, Go to https://play.google.com/store, Type in search vercammen, then Click install
Ken Vercammen’s resume with qualifications is online at http://www.njlaws.com/resume1.htm.
You and your staff are invited to July 19 Happy Hour at Bar Anticipation in Belmar from 5-8pm co-sponsored by the NJSBA Municipal Court Section.