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Joan Van Pelt's Biography
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Joan D. Van Pelt
Spouse: James V. Pivnichny; 2 Children: Douglas Pivnichny, Charles Pivnichny
JD, Law, Washington University, 1976
BA, Economics, Carleton College, 1973
Candidate, New Jersey General Assembly, District 22, 2011
Former Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Criminal Practice
Former President, Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court
Former Trustee, Union County Legal Services Board
Member, Mayor's Citizens Advisory Committee, 1992-1994
Vice Chair, Plainfield Charter Study Committee, 1989-1990
Attorney, Joan D. Van Pelt, Attorney at Law, 2010-present
Attorney, Office of the Public Defender, Retired
Deputy Public Defender/Advocate, Office of the Public Defender/Department of the Public Advocate, 1983-2010
Assistant Prosecutor, Passaic County Prosecutor's Office, 1977-1980
Law Clerk, Union County Superior Court, 1976-1977
Attorney, Joan D. Van Pelt, Attorney at Law, 1980-1083
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Master and Past President, Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court, 1989-present
Member, Elder, Deacon and President of Board of Trustees, Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1983-present
President, Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church Board of Trustees
Plainfield Charter Study Commission
Member, Past President, Women Lawyers in Union County, 1980-2005
Member, District XII Ethics Committee, 1993-1998
Trustee, Union County Legal Services, 1986-1989
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