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Gloria Esther Soto

Gloria Esther Soto, American lawyer. Bar: New Jersey. Recipient Distinguished Merit Citation, National Conference Christians and Jews, 1986.

Background

  • Soto, Gloria Esther was born on April 27, 1948 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Daughter of Santos and Milagros (Polidura) Soto.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Douglass College, 1971. Juris Doctor, Rutgers University, 1974.

    Career

    • Legislation aide, to member New Jersey Assembly, Trenton, 1971—1972. Legal intern Senate Labor Committee, Washington, 1973. Assistant deputy public defender Appellate Section Public Defender, East Orange, New Jersey, 1975—1977, Middlesex County Trial Region Public Defenders, New Brunswick, 1977—1980.

      Associate member New Jersey State Parole Board, Trenton, 1980—1983. Associate general counsel Harrah's Hotel/Casino, Atlantic City, 1983—1987. Director regulatory affairs Claridge at Park Place Inc., 1985—1986, vice president compliance, legal affairs, since 1986.

      Member criminal practice committee State Supreme Court, 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New Jersey.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Secretary United Way of Central Jersey, 1974—1976. Vice president Puerto Rican Association Human Development, Perth Amboy, 1974—1979. Program hostess Community Needs Radio Show, New Brunswick, 1983.

    Vice president Young Democrats, Perth Amboy, 1972—1973. Member of American Bar Association, State Hotel Association (board directors), Atlantic County Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Foundation (trustee 1983, secretary), Middlesex County Bar Association (trustee 1978), Hispanic Bar Association (Leadership and Community award 1983), New Jersey State Bar Association (young lawyers section, prosecutor and judicial appointment committee, named Young Lawyer of Year 1984).

    Connections

    • father: Santos Soto
    • mother: Milagros (Polidura) Soto
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    Born April 27, 1948
    (age 69)
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