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Interviews with Barry Evenchick

Barry Evenchick began his long association with Brendan Byrne as an assistant Essex County prosecutor under Prosecutor Byrne, including serving as chief of the appellate section, from 1965 to 1968. He would later also work for Byrne at the New Jersey Public Utilities Commission as his administrative assistant from 1968 to 1970 when Byrne was president of the PUC. He also served as deputy attorney general and chief of the appellate section of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice from 1970 to 1972. He was municipal attorney of the Township of Livingston, New Jersey from 1975 to 1987. He has served on several New Jersey Supreme Court advisory committees, including the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure; the Committee on Extrajudicial Activities; the Special Committee on Criminal Appeals;’ and the Task Force on Speedy Trials. He also has served as chairman of the Motor Vehicle Study Commission for the State of New Jersey and as counsel for the National Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice, Standards and Goals. He was a member of the Governor’s Advisory Committee for Implementation of the Penal Code and a commissioner on the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation. He has been a New Jersey member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws since 1981 and serves as chair of the New Jersey delegation. He is vice-chair of the editorial board of the New Jersey Law Journal. A fellow of the American Bar Foundation, he is an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers Law School in Newark and was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 1998. He is a 1960 graduate of Rutgers University and a 1963 graduate of the Rutgers University School of Law.


Interview on November 29, 2006


Interview on February 26, 2007


Interview on October 31, 2007