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The NLD's virtual happy hours, membership drives, educational panels, public services projects, meetings, and convention events are a great way to get to know other AAJ members. The caucus's newsletter is distributed to the more than 4,500 caucuses members, plus caucus members help plan webinars and other Education programs. Write an article, submit a topic suggestion, or apply to speak. With the NLD, you can expand your network and have fun.

2022-2023 Caucus Leadership
  • Chair: Jared J. Smith | McCoy Hiestand & Smith, Louisville, KY
  • Chair-Elect: Leslie Pescia | Thomas Law Offices, PLLC, Louisville, KY
  • Treasurer: John E. Abaray | Abaray Craddock & Smith, PLLC, Louisville, KY
  • Secretary: Ingrid A. Halstrom | Halstrom Law Office, PC, Boston, MA
Immediate Past Chair & Representative to the Executive Committee: Ashleigh Raso | Meshbesher & Spence, Ltd., Minneapolis, MN

Representatives to the AAJ Board of Governors:
Amanda Fox Perry | Fay Law Group, PA, Rockville, MD
Michael Grieco | Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, Chicago, IL
Dominic C. LoVerde | Power Rogers, LLP, Chicago, IL
Jared M. Placitella | Cohen Placitella & Roth, PC, Red Bank, NJ

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