KENILWORTH – Mohamed S. Jalloh, a local attorney and Union County Freeholder, was recently honored with the Young Lawyer Award by the Garden State Bar Association (GSBA) at their 38th Anniversary Scholarship & Awards Gala on Saturday, June 1, at the Clubhouse at Galloping Hill in Kenilworth.
“I have always held the Garden State Bar Association and all of its members in such high regard,” said Jalloh, “it is such an honor to be recognized by this organization and its esteemed membership of giants in the profession.”
The Young Lawyer Award was established by the GSBA in 2007 and is presented yearly to a young lawyer, under the age of 36, whose personal and professional achievements warrant special recognition, and who has demonstrated a commitment to community and public service.
A member of the Association since 2003, he says that he was drawn to participating in programs and activities that enhanced positive community interactions and service from a very young age. A resident of Union, Jalloh has worked for the Northwest Jersey and Essex Newark Legal Services programs, where he represented low-income individuals in matters involving family law, consumer and housing laws, and domestic violence. He is currently a partner at the law firm of Kantor & Jalloh LLC, and is currently serving his second term on the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. He is also an adjunct professor at Kean University.
Past honorees of the Young Lawyer Award include the likes of Shavar D. Jeffries, former Assistant Attorney General and 2014 City of Newark Mayoral candidate, and Marc D. Larkins who was appointed by Governor Chris Christie as CEO of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.
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