Gibbons Director Christine Amalfe Elected At-Large Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association
July 18, 2013
Christine A. Amalfe, Chair of the Employment & Labor Law Department at Gibbons P.C., has been elected At-Large Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). In this position, which is designated for a woman by the NJSBA bylaws and Board of Trustees, Ms. Amalfe will advocate for the women lawyers of the state and work to increase the involvement of women in the organization.
An NJSBA member for more than 25 years, she has served in various capacities including as an Executive Committee Member of the Labor & Employment Law Section, a Trustee of the Women in the Profession Section, and a Member of the Pro Bono Committee. She has also recently been selected to join the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Expedited Civil Actions, a 34-member committee of judges and attorneys created by New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner to explore ways to make civil lawsuits less time-consuming.
“I look forward to working with the other trustees and board members to insure that the NJSBA and its leadership reflect the diversity of the legal profession today,” stated Ms. Amalfe. “This is my chance to give back to help other women lawyers throughout the state.”
“We are certain that Christine will bring the same energy and dedication to the NJSBA that she has brought to Gibbons throughout her career,” said Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons P.C. “Thanks to her efforts, the Gibbons Women’s Initiative has become an internationally recognized organization focused on advancing women attorneys both within and outside the firm.”
Christine Amalfe has focused on the advancement of women at Gibbons and throughout the legal profession and business community. She co-founded the Gibbons Women’s Initiative, a Catalyst Award-winning effort through which Gibbons women and invited women participants engage with each other in high-quality educational, networking, social, charitable, and mentoring programs. She has been an active member of the New Jersey Council on Gender Parity since its inception, helping to create national and statewide programs and research projects addressing gender equity issues in various professions. She successfully led fundraising efforts for a study of the legal industry, using her influence in the legal community to secure nearly 600 participants. She was recently elected President of the National Association of Women Lawyers Foundation, and is a member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, and earned the organization’s Women’s Initiative & Leaders in Law (WILL) Platinum Award in 2008.