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William Rudnik will serve as a presenter for the educational webinar “New Jersey Family Law Practice for Paralegals” on Oct. 19, 2021.  Mr. Rudnik will discuss working with divorce clients and opposing counsel.  The webinar is presented by HalfMoon Education, Inc., and offers 6.5 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hours. 

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On Sept. 23, John Manfreda will serve as a panelist for a virtual webinar entitled “Preparing for Today & Tomorrow: Wealth & Life Management,” sponsored by the Somerset County Business Partnership.  Beginning at 8:30 AM, the webinar will cover topics such as estates, life insurance, financial planning, elder care, and divorce.  Register here.

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Diana Fredericks has been reappointed to the NJ Supreme Court State Domestic Violence Working Group for the 2021-2023 term. The Supreme Court asks its committees to address issues that affect court policy and procedure and shape the practice of law in New Jersey.

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Congratulations to Leslie Parikh on her appointment to the NJ State Bar Association’s Government, Public Sector and Public Interest Lawyers Committee for the 2021-2022 term.  This will be Ms. Parikh’s third term on the Committee.  She also serves on the NJSBA’s Insurance Defense Committee.

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Congratulations to Diana Fredericks on her appointment to the NJ State Bar Association’s Finance and Operations Committee for the 2021-2022 term.  Ms. Fredericks also serves on the NJSBA’s Board of Trustees as well as the organization’s Continuing Legal Education Committee and its Family Law Executive Committee.  She also serves as a Trustee for the NJSBA Women in the Profession Section.  

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On June 23, John Manfreda will serve as a panelist for the Somerset County Business Partnership’s "Future Planning for All Ages" forum. The five-member panel will discuss estate planning, life insurance, financial planning, elder care, divorce, and retirement planning for all ages.  Register here

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On May 20, 2021, Diana Fredericks will be sworn in by Chief Justice Rabner for her second term as a NJ State Bar Association Trustee for Hunterdon County.

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Congratulations to Dan Makoski, who has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Greater Middlesex Somerset County Estate Planning Council.

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Congratulations to Diana Fredericks, who has been invited to serve as a member of the NJ State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee for the 2021-2022 term.

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Gebhardt & Kiefer is pleased to be a supporting sponsor of the Somerset County Bar Foundation’s 15th annual “Legal Runaround” 5k run/3k walk.  This virtual fundraising event will be held May 27 – 31.  Funds raised will benefit the Somerset County Food Bank.

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Congratulations to Richard Cushing, Robert Ward, and William Rudnik, who have been named to the 2021 NJ Super Lawyers list. Also, congratulations to Diana Fredericks and Tara St. Angelo, who have been named to the 2021 NJ Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.  The Super Lawyers lists are issued by Thomson Reuters, which rates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection methodology is described on the Super Lawyers website.

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Gebhardt & Kiefer is pleased to be a sponsor of the Washington Borough Business Improvement District’s 2021 Business Recognition Reception, which will be held on April 1 at Hawk Point Golf Club. 

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Gebhardt & Kiefer is pleased to be a Supporting Sponsor of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting on March 30 at 8:30 AM.  This year’s meeting will be virtual.

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On Feb. 4, 2021, Diana Fredericks served as a judge for the regional level of the Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition for NJ high school students, sponsored by the NJ State Bar Foundation.  The competition, now in its 39th year, is one of the nation’s foremost contests of its kind for high school students. It was created for the purpose of stimulating and encouraging a deeper understanding and appreciation of the American legal system.

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On Jan. 19, William Rudnik served as a judge for the first round of the Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition for NJ high school students, sponsored by the NJ State Bar Foundation.  Mr. Rudnik has been volunteering his time as a coach and judge for this competition for more than 25 years.

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