May 31, 2018
On May 31, 2018, the Essex County Bar Association (ECBA) hosted its annual Judicial Law Clerk luncheon at the Veterans Courthouse in Newark. Michael J. Rankin co-chaired the event for the ECBA.
The event provided Law Clerks with the opportunity to network with members of the ECBA and to learn more about the next steps in their career upon the completion of their clerkship.
Barry A. Kozyra and Michael J. Rankin appeared as panelists for the event discussing, amongst other things, the interviewing process for obtaining a position as an associate in a law firm.
May 10, 2018
Kozyra & Hartz, LLC is proud to announce that our partner, BARRY A. KOZYRA, has received the 2017 – 2018 Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award for the Nutley Lodge No. 1290 and the Grand Lodge Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. The award was presented to Barry for "Outstanding and Meritorious Service to Humanity" for his long-time support of many charitable causes.
May 7, 2018
On April 25, 2018, Michael J. Rankin was sworn in as a Trustee of the Essex County Bar Association at the 2018 Annual Awards & Installation Dinner which was held at The Grove in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Mr. Rankin has been a long-time member of the Essex County Bar Association (ECBA), and we commend his continued dedication to volunteering his time to the ECBA.
Congratulations to Michael, and to all of the Officers, Trustees and Award Recipients!
February 2, 2018
Barry A. Kozyra acted as lawyer-coach with Joseph Dwyer as teacher-coach and mentors to students at Nutley High School for the 2017 - 2018 New Jersey State Bar Foundation's Mock Trial Competition. Mr. Kozyra met with the student teams regularly to instruct on trial procedures such as opening and closing statements, preparing a fact or expert witness for direct and cross-examination and introducing documents as evidence for use at trial.
"I have been involved with the NJSBA Mock Trial program through the Essex County Bar Association since my days as a young lawyer. It is an opportunity for the students to have a hands-on involvement in what it is like to be a lawyer or witness in a trial in a real courtroom. The Nutley High School team exhibited the best traits to be good lawyers(...)
February 2, 2018
Kozyra & Hartz, LLC is proud to recognize and congratulate Michael J. Rankin for all his volunteer efforts in his community.
On January 18, 2018, Michael Rankin was voted in as the Chairman of the West Caldwell Zoning Board of Adjustment by his fellow members. Prior to being the Board's Chairman, Mr. Rankin served as a member of the Board for many years.
Mr. Rankin is also the Chairman of the 27th Annual Rotary/Kiwanis Caldwell Street Fair. The street fair will be held on October 7, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the center of town on Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell, New Jersey. The street fair is the biggest annual family event in West Essex with over two hundred vendors and approximately 30,000.00 attendees.