Yaritza Urena-Mendez is a Summer Associate at Stark & Stark. Having attended Seton Hall undergrad and Rutgers Law, Yaritza will be a third year law student at the Newark campus this Fall. At Rutgers Law, Yaritza is the Managing Editor for the International Law & Human Rights Journal. In addition, she is a member of the Minority Student Program and was a teaching fellow for the Program. She is also a member of the Association of Latin American Law Students, holding a position on the Executive Board as the second year law school Class Representative. Yaritza also holds an Executive Board position as Treasurer for the LGBTQ Caucus.
Yaritza spent last summer as a clerk at Sills, Cummis & Gross, where she prepared legal memorandums and conducted legal research in securities litigation, bank fraud, attorney-client privilege, statutory research, and zoning ordinances.
Ms. Urena-Mendez also spent over 2 years clerking at the Law Office of Carmine J. Carusso III where she worked for a solo practitioner specializing in personal injury cases. She maintained files for ongoing cases and created and updated the office database, assisted with all aspects of a case including client intake, drafting correspondence to clients and adversaries and reviewing medical records, and assisted in preparing documents for trial and depositions including drafting answers to interrogatories.
Ms. Urena-Mendez previously interned for the Hon. Siobhan A. Teare, J.S.C., at the New Jersey Superior Court, Criminal Division where she observed trial proceedings and assisted with drafting judicial opinions.
Ms. Urena-Mendez is fluent in Spanish.