Due to her expertise and empathy for humanity, Seema has served on many committees and received numerous awards. This list is a direction, but not an all inclusive picture of the service that Seema stands for, and the recognition that celebrates her contributions.


Appointments by NJ Governor:

  • Public Advocate
  • Ratepayer Advocate

Appointed by the Governor to serve on the:

  • Governor’s Advisory Council on Volunteerism and Community Service
  • tate of New Jersey’s Renewable Energy Task Force
  • New Jersey Clean Energy Council
  • Asian American Commission – Chairperson of the Asian Studies Initiative
  • Executive Commission on Ethical Standards


  •  Humanitarian Award – 2007 – American Conference on Diversity
  • Distinguished Leadership Award – 2007 – State of New Jersey – Department of Public Advocate
  • Leadership Award – 2007 – American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
  • Outstanding Service Award – 2006 – United Way of Central Jersey
  • Paul Harris Fellow – 2005 – Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
  • Service and Leadership Award – 2005 – New Jersey Clean Energy Council
  • Women Achievers Award – 2004 – Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce
  • Achievement Award – 2004 – Pakistanis for America
  • Humanitarian Award – 2003 – Rotary Club of Plainsboro
  • Leadership Award – 2002 – Asian American Commission
  • Excellence Award for Outstanding Appellate Advocacy – 1995 – Seton hall University School of Law Interscholastic Moot Court Board
  • Recognition of Selfless and Outstanding Efforts to provide Unavailable Legal Representation to the poor – 1995 – Center
  • for Social Justice – Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Champion Award – 1994 – Intra-scholastic Moot Court Competition
  • Best Petitioner Brief – 1994 – Intra-scholastic Moot Court Competition
  • 3rd Place – 1994- Evans A. Evans National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition – Wisconsin
  • Scholarship Award – 1992 – Alpha Sigma Lambda – Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
  • William A. Raimond Award – For Excellence in the Study of Management – 1988 – Rutgers the State University of New Jersey


  • Board Member, American Conference on Diversity (ACD) previously known as the National Conference on Community Justice (NCCJ)
  • Chairperson of “The Rising Stars” a forum for Political Education and Campaign Training for Asian American Women
  • Board of Governors of the Cathedral Health Care Systems
  • Board of Visitors of the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT
  • Board Member of the Women’s Political Caucus
  • Advisory Board Member of the Women Policy Institute
  • Advisory Committee Member for the Center For American Women in Politics
  • President, Asian Indian Chamber Of Commerce
  • Visiting Associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics
  • Past President and Founder Member of the Rotary International Club of Plainsboro
  • Advisory Board of RomAsia Bank


  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Mercer Count Bar Association – Women Lawyers Committee