SIDEBAR: A Podcast of the NJSBA

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The association's podcast, NJSBA Sidebar, showcases a conversation with someone who has unique insights on the news, events and issues impacting our industry and beyond. Every two weeks, Sidebar will feature a NJSBA member talking about everything from how to employ wellness in the practice of law, to ways to improve productivity, to how the association's Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee conducts its work.

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NJSBA SideBar Podcasts
The Practice Management Edition
Released March 6, 2020
Learn more about PracticeHQ, the NJSBA’s new practice management tool for members.    
The Legislative Edition

Released Feb. 19, 2020
Brian Quigley knows, the general counsel and deputy executive director of the New Jersey Assembly Majority Office, shares insights on the law-making process in Trenton.  
The New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program Edition

Released Jan. 16, 2020
The New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program is a free, confidential service that provides attorneys, judges, law school students, and law school graduates with resources for handling mental health or substance abuse issues that could impact their professional and personal well-being. On this edition of Sidebar, Denise Golonka, NJLAP’s clinical manager, discusses the importance of mental health, how NJLAP can help the legal community practice self-care and makes the case for why well-being is a part of a lawyer’s ethical duty of competence because it affects their ability to make positive, responsible decisions for themselves, their families, and their clients.
The Possibility Edition
Released Sept. 9, 2019
Hear from Shawn M. LaTourette. He is chief of staff at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. He is the 2019-2020 Chair of the LGBT Rights Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. And he is the father to 8 ½-year-old twins.
The Prosecutor Valdes Edition
Released Aug. 2, 2019
In the latest episode, the NJSBA sits down with Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes for a wide-ranging discussion.
The Acting Administrative Director of the Courts Edition
Released June 24, 2019
Hear from Judge Glenn A. Grant, the acting administrative director of the courts, about how the Judiciary operates and some of the key issues facing the legal system.
The Presidential Edition
Released June 4, 2019
Check out this interview with 2019 - 2020 NJSBA President Evelyn Padin. Have you met NJSBA President Evelyn Padin? She is a dynamo and some have called her a Renaissance woman. She's a lawyer, a restaurant owner, a commercial development and the first Latina to head the association in its 120-year history.
The Mentoring Edition
Released March 5, 2019
The latest episode features a chat between Roy Gordon and his mentor, Eric Fikry. Listen in to find out more about the program; what a mentor and a mentee should each contribute to the relationship to make it a success; and what the program can do for you.
The Five Years of Female Presidents Edition
Released Feb. 7, 2019
The latest episode features a conversation with Jennifer Stonerod, president of the Burlington County Bar Association, about women in leadership positions.
The Pro Bono Edition
Released Jan. 18, 2019
Jason Scott Camilo talks about why and how he makes pro bono work part of his practice.
The Online Reputation Edition
Released Dec. 21, 2018
The latest edition is all about developing a personal and professional brand online.
The Open Enrollment Edition
Released Nov. 30, 2018
With the latest figures from the Judiciary once again proving that the vast majority of New Jersey lawyers work on their own or in small practices, this is an episode all solo and small-firm lawyers need to hear. It's crunch time for open enrollment for healthcare insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Find out what you need to know.
The Procedural Justice Edition
Released Nov. 20, 2018
This episode of Sidebar, a podcast from the New Jersey State Bar Association, features a conversation with Victoria Pratt, former chief judge of the Newark Municipal Court. Pratt attracted international attention after her work in in New Jersey’s first community courtroom – Newark Community Solutions – was the subject of an article in The Guardian. She later recorded a TED Talk entitled “How Judges Can Show Respect,” which has been viewed on the TED site over 1 million times. In this interview, Pratt talks about practicing procedural justice, an approach that aims to increase public trust in the system.
The Professionalism Edition
Released Oct. 24, 2018
David Sciarra talks about professionalism and what it means as an advocate fighting in court to secure a thorough and efficient education for low-income and minority children.

The Pronoun Edition
Released Oct. 5, 2018
This episode features a conversation with LGBT Rights Section Chair Celeste Fiore, who talks about cutting-edge issues in the fight for equality, the power of language, especially as it relates to attorneys, clients, and citizens, who identify as non-binary. 
The Pot Edition
Released Aug. 22, 2018
The latest edition of NJSBA Sidebar talks with the chairs of the association's new Cannabis Law Committee about what is one of the hottest legal issues in New Jersey.
The Justice Coleman Episode
Released Aug. 9, 2018
Hear from Justice Coleman about his path to the High Court and the oral history project.
The Malpractice Insurance Edition
Released July 19, 2018
Mike Mooney, of USI, explains why New Jersey is such a tricky place to get malpractice insurance and what lawyers need to look out for when they search for a policy.
The Presidential Edition
Released July 3, 2018
Learn more about NJSBA President John E. Keefe Jr., his path to the top and what he hopes to accomplish this year.
The Harry Potter Episode
Released June 15, 2018
This episode covered the magic of lawyering.
The Wine Edition
Released May 30, 2018
The latest episode of NJSBA Sidebar tackles all-things wine with Trustee Janice Heinold.
The Mindfulness Edition
Released May 3, 2018
A talk with Cheyne Scott about how mindfulness can help you at work and in your personal life, with tips and resources.
The Work/Life Management Edition
Released April 23, 2018
Kelly Harris, a vice president of cybersecurity and privacy, and mom of three talks about why there's no such thing as work-life balance, imposter syndrome, how to talk about work with girls.
Let’s Talk Judicial Review 
Released April 6, 2018
NJSBA Sidebar podcast talks with Anthony Carlino, who is chair of the association's Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee. The committee is the only non-partisan step in the the nomination process for candidates for the bench and prosecutor positions. Tune in to learn more about the history of JPAC and how it works. 
The Productivity Edition
Released March 28, 2018
ThIs episode of the association's podcast features an interview with Bill Jawitz, of SuccessTrackESQ. Jawitz talks about the intersection of productivity and ethics; how to develop a productivity mindset; and offers a big tip for being your most productive self.
A discussion on March of the Living with John Farmer Jr.
Released March 9, 2018
A discussion on March of the Living with John Farmer Jr. by NJSBA Sidebar
NJSBA Sidebar focuses on solo and small-firm attorneys
Released Feb. 15, 2018
Join us for the latest episode of the NJSBA Sidebar podcast. This week's show explores one woman's journey to starting her own firm and previews the Feb. 24 Solo and Small Firm Conference.
Insights on #MeToo from the NJSBA
Released Jan. 31, 2018
For this inaugural episode, NJSBA Trustee Christine A. Amalfe, of Gibbons PC, talks about the #metoo movement and the upcoming Women’s Leadership Forum on Feb. 12 that will feature Nina Totenberg from NPR.