Stuart M. Lederman has been elected secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting law-related education and giving all New Jersey residents a basic understanding of the legal system. Mr. Lederman has been a trustee of the foundation for the past eight years.
A partner with the Morristown-based law firm of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP, Mr. Lederman, concentrates his practice on government affairs, construction, real estate and civil litigation. A recipient of the Moffet-Henderson Litigation Award, he also is a former instructor with the Emory University School of Law Trial Techniques Program. He frequently lectures of teachers and architects on the law.
Mr. Lederman serves on the Foundation's Program Development Committee and the editorial board of The Legal Eagle, the Foundation's legal newspaper for kids. He is the former chair of the New Jersey Supreme Court's District X Ethics Committee, a former trustee of the Pingry School and currently serves of the Board of Playwrights' Theatre of New Jersey.
Founded in 1958, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the educational and philanthropic arm of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Bar Foundation's mission is to promote public understanding of the law through a free, comprehensive public education program. Among its activities, the Foundation conducts seminars and conflict resolution training, publishes materials, operates a videotape loan library and speakers bureau, and coordinates elementary, middle and high school mock trial competitions. For more information about the Foundation's programs, visit www.njsbf.org or call (800) FREE-LAW.