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State Sen. Nia Gill (D-Montclair). (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Nia Gill is allowed to practice law again

Essex County senator pays her delinquent fees

By David Wildstein, April 16 2021 12:45 pm

State Sen. Nia Gill (D-Montclair) is good to practice law again after finally paying a registration fee required under New Jersey court rules.

The New Jersey Globe reported earlier this week that Gill, a six-term Essex County lawmaker, had been ineligible to practice law for the past six months after  not paying a $252 fee to the New Jersey Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection.

“I can confirm she is no longer on the ineligible list,” said Pete McAleer, a spokesman for the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts.

According to McAleer, Gill also paid a $50 reinstatement fee.

Gill had continued to serve as general counsel of a government agency, the Essex County Improvement Authority, despite receiving written notice of her delinquency.

Steven C. Rother, the executive director of the authority, told the New Jersey Globe on Thursday that he was unaware that Gill was ineligible to practice.

He promised to “take this up with her immediately.”

Gill received her job as a counsel to the Essex County Improvement Authority in 2008.  She replaced former Livingston Mayor David Katz, who was nominated for a Superior Court judgeship.  Gill signed off on Katz, abstained on his nomination as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and that voted in support of his nomination in a full Senate vote.

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