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Championing Small Firms, NJ Bar Prez Eyes Malpractice Limit

Law360 (June 14, 2019, 1:04 PM EDT) -- Newly minted New Jersey State Bar Association President Evelyn Padin is using her big role to stand up for small law firms grappling with the high costs of doing business, like astronomical malpractice insurance rates, that have made the Garden State an expensive place to hang a shingle.

Two months before she was installed as the official voice of the association’s 18,000 members during the group’s annual meeting in Atlantic City, the Jersey City-based personal injury solo practitioner stood before a legislative committee to advocate for a proposal that would shorten the six-year statute of limitations to sue attorneys, accountants, architects...

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