Garden State Bar Association
Edna Y. Baugh was one of the founding members of Stephens & Baugh, LLC, where her practice focused on real property tax appeals and transactional real estate. Subsequently, Edna became the Assistant Director for Clinic Administration for Rutgers School of Law in Newark. In 2015, Edna was appointed Superintendent of Elections and Commissioner of Registration for Essex County, a position she held until she retired in December of 2020. Currently, Edna is Of Counsel at the Law Office of Devero D. McDougal in Maplewood, NJ. Edna was the first African-American woman to graduate from Vermont Law School, where she received her Juris Doctor in 1983. Edna was admitted to practice in New Jersey in 1984 and admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1989. Edna served on the New Jersey Supreme Court District V-B Ethics Committee as well as on the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court. From 2006 to 2018, Edna served as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Disciplinary Review Board where she was appointed Vice Chair. Edna also served as President of Essex-Newark Legal Services, and as a Trustee of Essex County College where she served as Chair of its Foundation Board until 2015. Edna also served as President of the Girl Scout Council of Greater Essex and Hudson Counties (now Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey) and is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Edna is a past president of the Garden State Bar Association and is a current member of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She has been a panelist on several New Jersey State Bar Association programs. Edna was also a trustee of the Essex County Bar Association and has presented seminars for ECBA on real property tax appeals and residential real estate closings.