Former New Jersey Assemblyman Albert Burstein received the New Jersey Law Journal’s Lifetime Achievement award for his decades-long service and contributions to the field of law in New Jersey.
Ms. Burstein, of the Hackensack office of Archer & Greiner, is 92 and still practicing law.
He received the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor for his bravery on the battlefield as a soldier fighting the Germans on French territory during World War II. He was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly for 10 years and served as chairman of the Assembly Education Committee and a term as majority leader. He has served on many other committees and commissions, including as commissioner of the Election Law Enforcement Commission, and he was a member of the Election Law Revision Committee, the Capital Budgeting and Planning Commission, and the Public Employees Relations Study Commission. He also is a former chairman of the State Commission of Investigation Review Committee, the New Jersey Law Revision Commission, and the Bergen County IIB South District Ethics Committee, and is a former member of the Law Journal’s editorial board.
During is 60 + year career as a practicing attorney in New Jersey, he has received many awards, including Lawyer of the Year from the Committee on Professionalism in 1999, and the Daniel J. O’Hern professional award from the New Jersey Bar Association in 2006.