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Lorraine A. Abraham 
Hackensack, New Jersey
Adjunct Professor, Rutgers Univeristy School of Law - Newark
phone 201-488-2600
fax 201-488-5059
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* New Jersey Super Lawyer, Estate Planning and Probate (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)


Areas of Practice:
Estate Administration
Estate Litigation
Chancery Practice
Family Law
Business Organizations
Litigation & Appeals
Bar Admissions:
New Jersey, 1974
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1974
U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1997
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, 1974
Doctor of Jurisprudence

City University of New York, New York, New York, 1967
Master of Arts

Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
Certificate d'Etudes

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Ford Foundations Scholar

Representative Cases:
In the Matter of Baby M., 217 N.J. Super. 313 (Ch .Div. 1987), rev'd 109 N.J. 396 (  1988)
In the Matter of the Probate of the Will of Samuel Lee, deceased, 389 N.J. Super. 22 (App. Div. 2006)
Honors and Awards:
Soroptimist International of Bergen County, Women Helping Women Award Recipient, 1975

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Bergen County Judicial Appointments Committee, 2008 - Present

Supreme Court of New Jersey, Ethics Committee for Bergen County, 1979 - 1981
Member and Secretary

Supreme Court of New Jersey, Task Force on Municipal Courts, 1983 - 1985

Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1986 - 1998
Member, Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct

Bergen County Bar Association, 1975 - Present

Bergen County Bar Association, 1976 - 1985
Member, Board of Trustees

Women Lawyers in Bergen County, 1975 - Present
Founding Member

New Jersey State Bar Association, 1975 - Present

New Jersey State Bar Association, Section on Women's Rights, Probate, Real Estate

New Jersey State Bar Association, 1978 - 1985
Member, Membership Committee

New Jersey State Bar Association, 1984 - 1985
Member, Equity Jurisprudence Committee, Chairperson

New Jersey State Bar Association, 2003 - 2004
Member, Equity Jurisprudence Committee, Chairperson

New Jersey State Bar Association, 1998 - 2004
Member, Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee

Willard C. Heckel Inns of Court, 1997 - 1998

Marie L. Garibaldi Inns of Court (ADR), 2001 - Present

Past Employment Positions:
Abraham & Stark, Partner, 1975 - 1985

Municipal Court of Teaneck, New Jersey, Judge, 1981 - 1985

Winick & Rich, Partner, 1989 - 1991

Hon. George B. Gelman, Chancery Division, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Secretary, 1974 - 1975

Massachusetts Public Defender, Intern, 1973

U.S.I.A., "The Science Report", Assistant Producer, 1966 - 1970

Columbia Broadcasting System, WCBS-TV, Manager of Reference Services, 1965 - 1966

American Broadcasting Company, Head Researcher, Coordinator of "ABC Reports", 1963 - 1965


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