Board of Trustees Report, May 16, 2018

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The following is a summary of actions taken at the meeting of the New Jersey State Bar Association Board of Trustees at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City. This summary does not constitute official minutes.

Government affairs: The trustees took positions in support of three pending bills concerning domestic violence:

A317/S115, which establishes certain requirements for domestic violence training for some judges and judicial personnel;

A860/S117, which establishes mandatory domestic violence training for municipal prosecutors; and

A868, which establishes a minimum level of training on domestic violence for judges and judicial personnel.

Practice of Law Task Force: A draft report of the task force was submitted to the trustees. It will be discussed at the June meeting. The task force studied court rules, programs and issues facing the profession to offer proactive solutions.

New trustees: The trustees welcomed its newest members and bid farewell to 2016-2017 NJSBA President Thomas H. Prol.

Prol called the NJSBA his professional home. “We’ve got a great, awesome organization,” Prol said. “Our fingerprints are all over the law books as you look through the history of New Jersey… to compel us toward that more perfect union the constitution commands of us.”

The new trustees are:

David Edelberg, who is the Bergen County trustee;

Justin R. White, who is the Cumberland County trustee;

William C. Popjoy III, who is the Gloucester County trustee;

James M. Newman, who is the Monmouth County trutee;

Richard F. Klineburger III, who is the Salem County trustee;

Roger Lai, who is an at-large trustee;

Dana Van Leuven, who is a Young Lawyers Division trustee; and

Former NJSBA President Susan A. Feeney, who is the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s trustee.