William L. Mentlik was appointed on May 30, 2008, by Chief Judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr. to the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. Mr. Mentlik was nominated for appointment by the current Chair of the Committee, Thomas Curtin. He was nominated for the position, and appointed by the Chief Judge, due in large measure to his experience, background and expertise as a practicing intellectual property attorney.
The Lawyers Advisory Committee consists of all District Judges and Magistrate Judges in the District, as well as lawyers throughout the state. The committee raises and considers issues of interest to the federal bar with a view towards adopting or revising, where appropriate, the rules of practice within the District.
Upon his appointment, Mr. Mentlik said, "I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve on the committee, and to represent my fellow members of the intellectual property bar of the State of New Jersey, and to bring their perspective to the important issues the committee faces."