Atlantic City – New Jersey Supreme Court justices, state legislators, and top legal experts will gather tomorrow, at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City.
With 2,700 lawyers and judges in attendance, the event is the premiere annual gathering of the state’s legal community. It began Wednesday and continues through Friday.
Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover the event.
Seminars showcase several current, retired and former members of the New Jersey Supreme Court, as well as representatives of the federal bench and Legislature. Programming will cover hot topics, including human trafficking technology, clean energy, civility issues in entertainment law, including:
- Racial and Ethnic Identities in America: Myths, Facts and the Power of Illusion
- White Collar Crime: The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword
- Joan of Arc, The Dreyfus Affair, Jean Valjean and a Tale of Two Cities: Lessons for Today’s Lawyers and Judges
- Fear in the Practice of Law
- Supreme Court Year in Review 2015
- Modern Family: Resolving Complex Issues within LGBT Families
- A New Beginning: Prisoner Reentry Training for Lawyers
- Please Don’t Shoot My Dog! Defending Animal and Human Rights in Law Enforcement
Officers sworn in:
A new slate of officers will be installed tonight to lead the association’s executive committee. Miles S. Winder III will become president of the association. New Jersey Chief Justice Stuart Rabner will administer the oath of office. The event begins at 7 p.m.
Winder said he is humbled to serve as the 117th president of the association. The solo practitioner from Bernardsville said that during his tenure as president he will oversee the implementation of a leadership academy, continue the work of a commission that is looking for ways to address the unmet legal needs of residents as well as the need among many in the legal community for viable clients; and advocate for an impartial judicial branch and for the critical role attorneys must play in the future of the profession.
In addition to Winder’s installation, the other members of the executive committee will move up the succession ladder. Thomas H. Prol becomes president-elect; Robert B. Hille becomes first vice president; John E. Keefe Jr. becomes second vice president; Evelyn Padin becomes treasurer. Paris P. Eliades becomes immediate past president.
Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and U.S. District Court of New Jersey Chief Judge Jerome Simandle will deliver State-of-the-Judiciary speeches at 9 a.m., which will be followed by a speech from American Bar Association President-Elect Paulette Brown and a seminar on judicial independence.
To learn more, visit njsba.com.