I currently serve as a member of the Rowan University Alumni Board. I am the Immediate Past Chairman of the East Orange YMCA Board of Managers and a member of the NAACP of the Oranges and Maplewood. From 1990 to 1995, I served as Grand Polaris (International President) of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated; a social service organization with more than 250 chapters and 30,000 members.
COMMITMENT TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF LAW
I am a Past President of the Essex County Municipal Judges Association. Judge Stephens holds membership in the National Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, Garden State Bar Association and Essex County Bar Association. He also has served on the Supreme Court of New Jersey Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns and the Supreme Court of New Jersey Committee on Municipal Courts and is a Past President of the Essex County Municipal Judges Association.