Lt. Gov. Guadagno will keynote at NJSBA Annual Meeting

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Programs addressing global warming, the ERA amendment and technology in the law take center stage

May 17, 2016
Contact: Kate Coscarelli at [email protected] or 862-250-0571

Atlantic City – New Jersey Supreme Court justices, state legislators, and top legal experts will gather tomorrow when the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention kicks off in Atlantic City. 

 The event kicks off Wednesday with a keynote address from Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno at the opening business session. Her remarks will be immediately followed by a panel discussion “The Equal Rights Amendment: Why it Matters and Why Now?,” which will include Sen. Linda Greenstein, and Roberta W. Harris, founding chair of the ERA Task Force. 
With over 2,700 lawyers and judges in attendance, the event is the premiere gathering of the state’s legal community. It begins May 18 continues through Friday, May 20 at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. 
Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover the event. 
The Annual Meeting features over 90 educational seminars during the three-day event. 
Some of Wednesday’s seminars other include: Hot Issues in Global Warming; Inside Trenton; New Beginning: Prisoner Reentry Training for Lawyers, with former Gov. James E. McGreevey; DIY Parentage 2016; and Better, Smarter, Safer, and The Pleasures and Perils of Retirement. U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck will also deliver a speech. 
Coming tomorrow: 
A 1 p.m. discussion about the legacy of the Boy Scouts of America v. James Dale decision will include Dale, former Chief Justice Deborah Poritz and a representative of Boy Scouts of America. 
A new slate of officers and trustees will be installed. Thomas H. Prol, 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. 
Coming Friday: 
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. The morning will include a panel discussion “Judicial Independence 2016” with a line-up of speakers, including legislators, legal scholars, and journalists.