Marie E. Lihotz, P.J.A.D. (Ret.) to Receive 2019 NJICLE Distinguished Service Award

Archer is pleased to announce that Marie E. Lihotz, P.J.A.D. (Ret.) has been selected to receive the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE). The award recognizes Judge Lihotz for her exceptional contributions to continuing legal education, NJICLE and its educational mission. Judge Lihotz will receive her award at a reception on June 17th at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick.

A legal education advocate, Judge Lihotz has been a NJICLE speaker for more than 30 years, and has participated in dozens of seminars on bankruptcy and family law, as well as appearing on panels regarding court rule changes, tax law, and civil law.

Judge Lihotz joined Archer as Of Counsel after serving twenty years in the New Jersey Superior Court, including more than eleven years in the Appellate Division. Judge Lihotz concentrates her practice in resolving legal disputes through mediation and arbitration, including family, business, estate and employment matters. She is a member of AAA’s Roster of Commercial and Employment Arbitrators. She also consults on trial and appellate presentations.

During her twenty-year judicial career, Judge Lihotz served as Presiding Judge of the Family Part, Burlington Vicinage and was assigned to the Superior Court Appellate Division on August 1, 2006. As one of the Appellate Division’s senior judges, Judge Lihotz served as a Presiding Judge, Part B, until her retirement from the bench on September 1, 2017.

Judge Lihotz is the past president and founding member of the Thomas S. Forkin Family Law American Inn of Court. During her term as president, the Inn was first recognized by the National AIC in the Circle of Excellence (2009) and later as achieving the Platinum Level of excellence in the requisite core competencies (2010).

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