Levinson Axelrod, P.A. attorneys have a long history of serving the local and legal communities, and have recently been working to inspire the next generation of lawyers. On Monday June 18, 2018, our very own Partner Todd D. Wachtel – who works out of our Hillsborough office – spoke at the 73rd Session of the American Legion Boys State at Rider University in Mercer County, New Jersey. Other attorneys from across New Jersey joined Todd on the panel, as well as New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Lee Solomon.
Founded in 1946, the New Jersey American Legion Boys State is committed to efforts that stress the value and importance of our democratic form of government, and to maintaining and preserving the democracy that allows our nation to thrive. During the week long program, students from across New Jersey learn about, and then form, their own democratic State. A complete program of educational and recreational activity is provided.
The New Jersey Boys State’s instructional program consists of three phases: seminars, functional activities, and general assemblies. Throughout the program, seminars focus on general subjects critical to a democratic state, including procedures for elections, legislation, law enforcement, and government. The functional activity of citizens forms the core of the instructional seminars and programs, with issues relating to operation of the courts, law enforcement administration, legislative assemblies, public welfare, and more.
Todd is a proud alumni of the program, having participated in 1989, and this marks the fifth year that he has been asked to serve on this panel. Other alumni include Senator Robert "Bob" Menendez, Governor Christopher J. Christie, Senator Cory Booker, and Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.