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New Jersey Lawyers Service Names New President

Legal industry veteran Robert Pladek continues company's strategic focus on growth

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey Lawyers Service, a leading legal courier and process serving firm in New Jersey, announced today that Robert W. Pladek, Esq. has been named company president, replacing retiring president Joe Bottitta, Esq. Mr. Pladek is a successful professional who brings to New Jersey Lawyers Service new leadership and a fresh perspective from his broad experience as an attorney, publisher, and entrepreneur. His expertise and vision will build on the company's continued growth as it scales to support the needs of the NJ legal community today and tomorrow.

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New Jersey Lawyers Service is a trusted leader in delivery services for the NJ legal community. The company provides all of the services of a global carrier with unique value and knowledge for the legal community. Customers trust the trained, professional couriers and fleet of modern, computer-dispatched vans of New Jersey Lawyers Service to process 1,000,000 packages annually.

Mr. Pladek joins New Jersey Lawyers Service from Guaranteed Subpoena, where he served as chief operating officer, prior to which he served as publisher of New Jersey Lawyer and then as founder and publisher of NJESQ. Robert Pladek holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Bates College and a Juris Doctorate from Villanova School of Law.

Pladek replaces Joe Bottitta, who successfully led the company since 2000. Under his leadership, New Jersey Lawyers Service expanded rapidly into process service, and it is now one of the three largest in the state of New Jersey. Mr. Bottitta is also part of the founding management team of eLaw, a popular case management platform and key source of critical knowledge for legal professionals that is also one of Lawyers Service's sister companies. Prior to joining Lawyers Service, he was president of the New Jersey State Bar Association and an attorney in private practice. He plans to return to private practice, but will continue to consult with the company in a business development role.

"As our family of companies continues to grow in this competitive marketplace, we rely on the skilled leadership of our executives. We are thrilled to have a business professional with Bob's unique experience and perspective to help lead New Jersey Lawyers Service, both in its core courier operations and in its related process service business," said Andrew Strauss, CEO of Skinder-Strauss Associates, holding company of New Jersey Lawyers Services. "We are grateful to Joe for his years of service and are delighted he has agreed to remain affiliated with our company."

About New Jersey Lawyers Service 
New Jersey Lawyers Service is an affiliate of Skinder-Strauss Associates, a third-generation, family-owned holding company for legal information and attorney service bureau businesses. Skinder-Strauss, founded in 1929, is best known for its print and online directories, including the Lawyers Diary and Manual®, the "Red Book," and LDMonline™, which are on tens of thousands of lawyers' desks and computer desktops. Other Skinder-Strauss affiliates include eLaw®, a popular Web portal for state court dockets, calendars, and other litigation-centric data and services; Empire Lawyers Service and American Clerical Service, a court clerical service headquartered in lower Manhattan; and Aetna Judicial Service, a process serving business headquartered in lower Manhattan.

Andrew Strauss, CEO 
Skinder-Strauss Associates
890 Mountain Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
Ph: (973) 642-1440, ext. 103
E-mail: [email protected]

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