Monday, December 27, 2010



The Public Defenders provide Indigent individuals charged with criminal or serious motor vehicle charges with free or limited cost legal defense. The Public Defender of Metuchen welcomes persons to serve as volunteer interns. Volunteer Law Clerk interns will attend Wednesday evening and every other Friday morning court sessions.

Volunteer to help indigent people charged with criminal and motor vehicle offenses of magnitude. In additional to time in court, you will be given projects to provide information to the public on updated criminal laws and statutes. Help people less fortunate than you who are down on their luck. This is an unpaid internship helping indigent persons.

Court times: WEDNESDAY 1pm PM [approx]- 8:30 PM, every other Friday 9-12, plus hearing preparation work.

Volunteer Internship Description:

-Interview Clients facing charges in Municipal Court including Drug Possession, Drunk Driving, Assault, Driving While Suspended and other criminal and traffic offenses

-Make demands for Discovery on Prosecutor and review police reports

-Attend hearings and learn from experienced trial attorneys

-Prepare Motions to Suppress Evidence and Motions to Compel Discovery

-Conduct appropriate Legal research

-Acquire skills in Criminal Law and Procedure by active participation

-Participate in Public Relations activities and help organize seminars

- Update Lists of Prosecutors, Judges and Attorneys for publication of

NJ Municipal Court Law Review

- Revise criminal and traffic law Articles and submit to Law Journals and criminal law websites.

- Learn how to add criminal statutes and criminal articles to legal blogs and websites.

Program lasts 12 weeks. Minimum time commitment September- May is 10 hours per week. Must be over 18 years old and have a car. You can work more hours if you want and more than 12 weeks.

For Summer- College graduates and Law students only. Minimum Volunteer time commitment in summer- 18 hours per week. Send cover letter and resume. After sending resume, call to schedule interview

We are committed to excellence and service to clients and the community. Applicants must have attention to detail. We attempt to give assignments which will be meaningful and memorable but, nevertheless, expect that the volunteers will pitch in on whatever needs to be done.

Interested persons must mail or fax a cover letter indicating the internship they are applying for and resume. If no personal cover letter by student, the resume will not be considered.


Att: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.

2053 Woodbridge Ave.

Edison, NJ 08817

(Phone) 732-572-0500

(Fax) 732-572-0030

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Kenneth Vercammen Law Office 25th Anniversary Party Friday, July 30, 2010

Kenneth Vercammen Law Office
25th Anniversary Party
Friday, July 30, 2010

"Celebrating 25 years of providing excellent service to clients and the community"
Happy Hour, Open House, Client & Community Appreciation Social. Open to the public 4-7 PM

Food, Refreshments, T- shirts and special gifts

The Law office is located at 2053 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817 near the Nixon Post Office, approximately 1/2 mile from Route 1/ Wick Plaza, and 1 mile from Middlesex County College. There is 50 parking spaces nearby on Russell Ave. and Lillian St. around the corner from Kim’s Kafe, on Woodbridge Ave. near the Green Derby Tavern, and across the street on School House Lane.
Visit our website at for Directions and other details or call and we will fax directions or email at

Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. at (732) 572-0500(Law office)
Fax form to 732-572-0030 or email

-Yes, We will be attending the party

Name: _____________________________
email: _____________________________

Monday, May 3, 2010

Major Criminal and Traffic Cases Affecting Municipal Court

Major Criminal and Traffic Cases Affecting Municipal Court
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City
Municipal Court Practice Section Thursday, May 20
 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Up-to-the minute information on the newest cases and procedures affecting New Jersey municipal court practice.
 Kenneth Vercammen, Past Chair, NJSBA Municipal Court Section, Edison, NJ
Past Municipal Court Attorney of the Year
Past GP Solo Section Attorney of the Year
2006 NJSBA Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year

Hon. Roy McGeady, PJMC 
Chair, Presiding Municipal Court Judges Conference
CD with forms and Materials
provided to all attendees!

NJ State Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention
May 19 – 21, 2010

For Registration information, call the Meetings Department at 732-249-5000. NJSBA , New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1520.
All day conference fees range between $300-$400

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
1 Borgata Way
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
includes admittance to all program sessions and exhibits as
well as:
Wednesday Opening Wine & Cheese Reception
Welcome Reception
Thursday Continental Breakfast, Buffet Luncheon,
Afternoon Refreshments

Monday, April 26, 2010

RECENT CHANGES IN MUNICIPAL COURT LAW: 2010 – Law Center- Seminar, Books and Audio CD for sale

RECENT CHANGES IN MUNICIPAL COURT LAW: 2010 – Law Center- Seminar, Books and Audio CD for sale

Monday, May 03, 2010
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick / S1507-15379

Past Chair, NJSBA Municipal Court Section
Chair, ABA Elder Law Committee
Past GP Solo Section Attorney of the Year
2006 NJSBA Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year
K. Vercammen & Associates

Speakers include:
(Union County)
Chair, Supreme Court Municipal Practice Committee (Union County)


Chief Prosecutor (Elizabeth)
Assistant Prosecutor (Woodbridge)

Moore & Menzel

Are you prepared to prosecute or defend your client in new Alcotest cases?

This informative guide to Municipal Court practice and procedure will familiarize you with the most recent developments affecting cases that are heard in Municipal Court.

An authoritative panel of experienced attorneys will be joined by a Presiding Municipal Court Judge to explore a wide variety of matters that you are likely to encounter. They will also bring you up to date on recent developments you need to understand in order to effectively represent your clients.

Program Preview:
• Criminal Case Law and Legislative Update
• The Prosecutor’s Perspective: DWI, no-insurance cases, recent directives from the Attorney General and Prosecutor, plea agreements in drug cases, double jeopardy issues
• Judicial Perspective: Expert arguments, important court rules, common errors by defense attorneys and prosecutors, how to impress the court and not annoy the court staff
• Recent developments in traffic law, merged traffic tickets and more
• DWI and Chun
• Ask the Experts

Tuition fees Reg. Fee Reg. Type Seminar # S1507-15378
Recent admittees (past 2 years) (YL) $145.00 YL
Paralegals (PAR) $119.00 PAR
Law Students (with Student ID) (STU) $0.00 STU
Full Time Judges (JUD) $0.00 JUD

Seminar number S1507-15379

Advance registration closes at noon of the day preceding the program. After that time you may still register, space permitting, for the Door Registration Fee. PLEASE CALL FIRST to confirm the seminar schedule and space availability.
* NJSBA Member Price – To qualify for this reduced price, you must provide your NJSBA Member# at the time you place your order. If you place your order without providing your NJSBA Member#, you will be charged the regular price.

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
The non-profit continuing education service of:
The New Jersey State Bar Association
Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey
Seton Hall University
One Constitution Square,
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1520
Phone: (732)214-8500 Fax: (732)249-0383 •

Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Municipal Court Section and the NJSBA Young Lawyers’ Division

Major Municipal Court and Criminal Cases
to be discussed

1. State in the Interest of J.A. 195 NJ 324

2. State v. Buda
195 NJ 278
2b State v. Coder 198 NJ 451 (2009)

3. State v. Sweet
195 NJ 357

4 State v. Moran 408 NJ Super. 412 (App Div. 2009)

5 Herring v United States
129 S. Ct. 695 (2009)

6. State v Smith 408 NJ Super. 484 (App. Div. 2009)

7. Patel v. MVC __ NJ __
(Sup Ct. 2009)

8. State v. Marquez 408 NJ Super. 273 (App. Div. 2009)

9 Melendez-Diaz v Mass
129 S. Ct. 2527 (2009)

10 State v. Reeds
197 NJ 280 (2009)

11. State v. Hewitt
400 NJ Super. 376 (2008)

12 State v. Spell
142 NJ 514 (2008)

13. State v. Bogan
200 NJ 61 (2009)

14. State v. Baum
199 NJ 407 (2009)

15. State v. Best 403 NJ. Super. 428 (App. Div. 2008) [cert granted]

16 State v. Amelio
197 NJ 207 (2008)

17. Arizona v Johnson
172 L. Ed. 2d 694 (2009)

18 State v. Bertrand 408 NJ
Super. 584 (App. Div. 2009)

19 State v. Nyhammer
197 NJ 383 (2009)

20 State v. Filson 409 NJ
Super. 246 (Law Div. 2009)

21 State v. Popovich
405 NJ Super. 392 (App. Div. 2009)
22. State v. Pena-Flores
198 NJ 6 (2009)
23 Arizona v. Gant
129 S. Ct. 1710 (2009)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

17:29C-9 Intention not to renew, notice required.

17:29C-9 Intention not to renew, notice required.

4.No insurer shall fail to renew a policy unless it shall mail or deliver to the named insured, at the address shown in the policy, at least 60 days' advance notice of its intention not to renew, except that the commissioner may extend the advance notice period up to an additional 30 days by regulation. This section shall not apply:

(a)If the insurer has manifested its willingness to renew; nor

(b)In case of nonpayment of premium;

provided that, notwithstanding the failure of an insurer to comply with this section, the policy shall terminate on the effective date of any other insurance policy with respect to any automobile designated in both policies.

Renewal of a policy shall not constitute a waiver or estoppel with respect to grounds for cancellation which existed before the effective date of such renewal.

17:29C-8. Time for notice of insurance cancellation

17:29C-8. Time for notice of insurance cancellation
No notice of cancellation of a policy to which section 2 applies shall be effective unless mailed or delivered by the insurer to the named insured at least 20 days prior to the effective date of cancellation; provided, however, that where cancellation is for nonpayment of premium at least 15 days' notice of cancellation accompanied by the reason therefor shall be given. Unless the reason accompanies or is included in the notice of cancellation, the notice of cancellation shall state or be accompanied by a statement that upon written request of the named insured, mailed or delivered to the insurer not less than 15 days prior to the effective date of cancellation, the insurer will specify the reason for such cancellation.

This section shall not apply to nonrenewal.

17:29C-7.1. Refusal to renew insurance, conditions

17:29C-7.1. Refusal to renew insurance, conditions

26. a. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 3 of P.L.1972, c.70 (C.39:6A-3), a licensed insurer may, in accordance with subsections b. and c. of this section, refuse to renew a policy of private passenger automobile insurance that provides coverage required to be maintained pursuant to P.L.1972, c.70 (C.39:6A-1 et seq.), except that no insurer shall refuse to renew a policy pursuant to subsections b. and c. of this section:

(1) in an amount in excess of 20% of the entire private passenger automobile insurance book of business of any one producer in force with the insurer at the end of the previous calendar year. For purposes of this paragraph, "producer" means a person licensed pursuant to P.L.1987, c.293 (C.17:22A-1 et seq.), who earned $10,000 or more from the insurer in the prior calendar year; and

(2) unless the insured or operator insured under the policy in the five years immediately preceding renewal has had at least two of the following or any combination thereof: (a) an at-fault accident; or (b) a moving violation which was assessed at least four automobile insurance eligibility points; or (c) had been required, but failed, to maintain coverage mandated by section 4 of P.L.1972, c.70 (C.39:6A-4) without lapse.

b. For each calendar year period, an insurer may issue notices of intention not to renew an automobile insurance policy in the voluntary market in an amount not to exceed 2% of the total number of voluntary market automobile insurance policies of the insurer, rounded to the nearest whole number, which are in force at the end of the previous calendar year in each of the insurer's rating territories in use in this State.

c. For every two newly insured automobiles which an insurer voluntarily writes in each territory during each calendar year period, the insurer shall be permitted to refuse to renew insurance on one additional automobile in that territory in excess of the 2% limitation established by subsection b. of this section, subject to a fair and nondiscriminatory formula developed by rule or regulation of the commissioner. The provisions of this subsection shall only apply to an insurer whose aggregate voluntary market share in an automobile insurance urban enterprise zone is reasonably proportionate to the insurer's voluntary Statewide market share as determined by the commissioner by regulation or in a rating territory in which the insurer demonstrates growth in the aggregate number of in-force exposures.

d. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any cancellation made pursuant to subsection (A) of section 2 of P.L.1968, c.158 (C.17:29C-7).

e. (Deleted by amendment, P.L.1997, c.151.)

f. Nothing in this section shall prohibit an insurer from refusing to renew, in addition to nonrenewals permitted in subsections b. and c. of this section, the policy of any insured who has: (1) provided false or misleading information in connection with any application for insurance, renewal of insurance or claim for benefits under an insurance policy; or (2) who has failed to provide, after written request by an insurer, the minimum information necessary to accurately rate the policy under terms and conditions set forth by the commissioner in regulations .