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Member News -- Janice V. Arellano Elected to APALA..

Janice V. Arellano, an Associate with law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been elected to the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ) Board of Directors for 2018-2019.   She was installed at the association’s 21st Annual Gala on Friday, June 1 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.

APALA-NJ represents one of the fastest-growing minority populations in New Jersey and focuses on ensuring greater representation of Asian Pacific American attorneys in various sectors of the legal profession, as well as in government and the State’s judiciary.           

Arellano has experience defending private and public entities in employment law, personal injury and education matters in state and federal court as well as the Office of Administrative Law.          

Arellano earned her J.D. in 2014 from Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law, where she was a Law and Public Policy Scholar and obtained a Certificate in Trial Advocacy and Litigation.  She completed her M.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. in Philosophy, cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College. 

Before law school, Arellano was a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellow and taught in public education in West Philadelphia. In addition to APALA-NJ, Arellano is co-chair of the Minority Trial Lawyer Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation and assists with the Hispanic Bar Association of NJ’s bi-annual Abogados newsletter.  

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