SOME FACTS ABOUT BOB PICKETT
• An Attorney At Law for 33 years with vast experience in complex litigation, both civil and criminal, and former Judge in the Administrative Courts of New Jersey;
• Chairman and Organizing Founding Member of Black United Fund of New Jersey now the African American Fund of New Jersey;
• On-Air personality & Co-Host for WBLS-FM’s Sunday morning public affairs program, OPEN LINE (10 A.M. to 12 noon)
• Executive Producer & Producer of The Legend Music Series for KISS-FM; Producer for KISS-FM’s Soul Beginnings (another music series) which won the NY Metro A.I.R. Award for “Best Evening Show” in NYC in 1997;
• The recipient of the 1998 & 2002 New York Metro A.I.R. Award for the “Best Public Affairs Program” for The "Open Line Show."
• Juris Doctorate degree (1972) from The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan;
• Former General Counsel to the Newark (NJ) Board of Education;
• A member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, United States Circuit Court for the Third and Sixth Circuits, a member of the State Bars of Michigan and New Jersey, The United States District Courts for Michigan and New Jersey, the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Michigan State Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Association of Newark, New Jersey, the National Conference of Black Lawyers, Former Pres., the Garden State Bar Association, a member of the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association.
• Counsel in nearly 40 published court opinions --- State and Federal;
• Former Aide to U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Assistant Counsel to Governor (NJ) James Florio for Education;
• Former National Chairman of the National Black American Law Students Association while at The University of Michigan Law School;
• Appointed by Governors (NJ) Brendan Byrne and Thomas Kean as an Administrative Law Judge with the Administrative Court (OAL) of New Jersey (1981-1985);
• Recipient of numerous citations and awards, including the Garden State Association of Black Journalists award for the Best Syndicated Show, Visions of Black America, as producer and writer for the series
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