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Bar Activity and Public Service

Bruce D. Greenberg was a featured speaker at the New Jersey Association of Justice's Meadowlands Seminar. His topic was "Consumer Class Action Caselaw Updates."

Joseph J. DePalma was named to the Board of Visitors of the Seton Hall School of Law.

Victor A. Afanador was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey.

Michael Patunas was elected to the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.  The Historical Society celebrates and preserves the 220-year history of the District of New Jersey, creates and hosts programs commemorating the history of the Court, and restores and highlights historic courthouse artwork.

Allyn Z. Lite was elected to the Board of Directors of New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. His term will run through June 2014.

Victor A. Afanador was elected as Seton Hall University School of Law's Alumni President for the 2011-12 Law School fiscal year. He is the first Latino to serve as Alumni President. In that capacity, Mr. Afanador will sit on the Law School's Board of Visitors and lead the Council in supporting the needs and interests of the Law School and building strong, lasting relationships with its alumni.

Bruce D. Greenberg was reappointed as co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Class Actions Committee. He has served as co-Chair since 2008. Mr. Greenberg succeeded Allyn Z. Lite, who served as co-Chair for four years.

Allyn Z. Lite was appointed as Chair of the Visual Arts Committee of "Lawyers Celebration of the Arts V," which was held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on September 14, 2011. He has served in the same role at each of the previous biennial "Celebrations."

Victor A. Afanador, who has coached Seton Hall School of Law teams in American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competitions for many years, has had a series of successes with those teams. His 2006, 2007 and 2011 teams all reached the national finals in Chicago. The 2006 team reached the final round, the 2007 team finished in 4th place, and the 2011 team got to the round of 16. Mr. Afanador's teams have also won a number of awards for best brief and best oralist. Seton Hall School of Law Dean Patrick Hobbs publicly recognized Mr. Afanador for his work, and called the results "beyond fantastic."

Susana Cruz Hodge is one of the first attorneys in New Jersey to handle pro bono appeals in the New Jersey Appellate Division’s Pro Bono Civil Pilot Program.

Victor A. Afanador was named to the transition team for Newark's Mayor Cory Booker. Mr. Afanador was a member of the Real Estate and Land Use Policy Group. Among other things, that Group's mission was to identify important real estate and land use issues to be dealt with in the Mayor's first 100 days, and to develop long-term goals for the areas of redevelopment, real estate and land use in Newark.

Bruce D. Greenberg completed a two-year term as Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Appellate Practice Committee. He has served on that committee for more than ten years.