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John L. Shahdanian II Joins the NJSBA Commission on Racial Equity in the Law

MARC is proud to announce that John L. Shahdanian II has been appointed to the newly created NJSBA Commission on Racial Equity in the Law. 

The impact of COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter movement, and other recent events have brought into focus the inequities of our society. The New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) sees the immediate need to do more. The Commission on Racial Equity in the Law will work to break down the barriers of systemic bias and discrimination.

Commission members will study the legal system to identify and address root areas in the system that cause racial inequities. It will be chaired by Carolyn V. Chang, a Burlington County family lawyer, former mayor, and former president of the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey; and G. Glennon Troublefield, an Essex County commercial litigation and intellectual property lawyer, NJSBA Trustee, and past Chair of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section.

The Commission will also research and identify ongoing anti-Black racism in the legal system and in the practice of law. The goal of the commission’s work is to recommend changes and produce policy and rule proposals that promote education, a more robust pipeline for young attorneys, and a more just system overall.

John L. Shahdanian II areas of practice include Government Representation, Employment Counseling and Employment Litigation. If you have questions or need legal counsel in any of these areas, please contact John or any of our experienced attorneys at McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, P.C. (MARC).

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