The New Jersey Law Journal named CL&L partner Mitzy Galis-Menendez to its prestigious “40 Under 40” list. The list identifies a select group of distinguished younger attorneys who are selected by their peers for their outstanding career achievements, and for their contribution to the legal community through their leadership in bar and other activities, lectures and publications. Ronald J. Fleury, Editor-in-Chief of the Law Journal, speaking of the attorneys on the “40 Under 40” list, said that "The [lawyers chosen] are worth watching, not only for what they have achieved so far in their careers but more so for the potential they show to be among the leaders of the New Jersey bar in the not-so-distant future." This honor follows Ms. Galis-Menendez’s annual designation since 2006 by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as one of the New Jersey Super Lawyers® - “Rising Stars” in the field of general litigation.
At the 2009 annual meeting of the New Jersey State Bar Association Ms. Galis-Menendez was appointed as Hudson County representative to the Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee. The Committee is charged with the important task of interviewing candidates being considered for Judicial or Prosecutorial Appointments and reporting their assessment of whether the candidates are qualified to the Governor. Ms. Galis-Menendez also presently serves as Treasurer of the Hudson County Bar Association
Ms. Galis-Menendez’ concentrates her practice on employment, civil rights, education and criminal law before the State and Federal courts.