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Ivette Alvarez commits to educating her clients about the law, guiding them throughout their matters to achieve the best possible outcome. A zealous advocate, Ivette’s strong work ethic makes her a daunting adversary in court. She graduated from Columbia Law School while working for her family’s business and raising two children, so she keenly understands her clients’ daily challenges. This insight is also one of the main reasons behind her family law focus. Ivette prides herself on maintaining a free communication style that builds trust, expedites the legal process and minimizes frustration for her clients and opponents.

Fluent in Spanish, Ivette is dedicated to serving the interests of the Latino community and has served as president of the New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association. Since the beginning of her practice, she has worked tenaciously to advance the Latino legal profession and often lectures on Latino legal matters. Ivette has appeared on CNN Espanol as well as other media outlets. She frequently gives back to the community and was selected as a Team Leader on New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Commission.

Honors & Accolades

  • “People Who Make a Difference,” Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan NJ, 1995
  • “Distinguished Women,” La Tribuna, 1999
  • “Professional Lawyer of the Year,” NJ Commission on Professionalism, 2005
  • “Annual Legislative Recognition Award,” New Jersey State Bar Association, 2006
  • “Woman of the Year,” East Side Community Center, 2008
  • “Power of Women Award,” LUPE Fund, 2009
  • Hispanic Business Council of New Jersey, 2010
  • “Amigo Award,” Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, 2017

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
  • Morris County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Team Leader, Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Commission
  • Board Member, Legal Services of New Jersey, 1997 – Present
  • Chair, New Jersey Supreme Court, District V-C Fee Arbitration Committee 1999 – 2000
  • Trustee at Large, NJSBA, 2004 – 2010
  • Member, New Jersey Supreme Court, Family Practice Committee, 2004- Present
  • Chair, NJSBA Family Law Executive Committee, 2006 – 2007
  • President, Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, 2006 – 2007
  • Vice President of Membership, Hispanic National Bar Association of New Jersey, 2008 – 2009
  • Northern Vice-Chair, NJSBA Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, 2008 – 2011
  • Member, New Jersey Supreme Court, Board of Continuing Legal Education, 2011 – Present
  • Chair, Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, 2012 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on the American Judicial System, 2015 – Present
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, Ad Hoc Committee on Skills and Method

Experience

  • In the Matter of Enrique Ramos: Represented a child in termination proceedings obtained a priority designation for the child’s grandmother with the New York City Housing Department advancing the grandmother’s ability to obtain appropriate housing and prevent the termination of the child from the biological father.

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