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NJSBA News and Updates

April 24, 2014
  • NJSBA resolution urges constitutional amendment to protect judicial independence

    The New Jersey State Bar Association adopted a resolution urging the Senate and General Assembly to adopt a concurrent resolution to allow a ballot measure to go to the voters this fall regarding judicial reappointments. Read more

  • Judicial Independence Task Force co-chairs release statement

    The co-chairs of the NJSBA Task Force on Judicial Independence, the Hon. Maurice J. Gallipoli and the Hon. Dorothea O'C. Wefing released a statement yesterday reconfirming the autonomy of its work: "On Friday, April 11, 2014, the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey State Bar Association unanimously passed a resolution endorsing a specific proposed constitutional amendment.  The Task Force on Judicial Independence, formed by the Bar Association in September 2013 as an independent and autonomous body, expresses no opinion, either positive or negative, with respect to that proposed amendment at this time.  The Task Force will continue with its work and looks forward to issuing a comprehensive report at the conclusion of its study." 

  • Bar Associations support Chief Justice Rabner’s renomination and judicial independence

    Many bar associations around the state have joined the NJSBA’s call for Chief Justice Rabner to be reappointed to his position leading the courts or issued resolutions supporting judicial independence in the appointment process. They include: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape MayCumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, New Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset Sussex, Union

  • YLD announces Law Day 2014 YouTube Video Contest winners

    The Young Lawyers Division is pleased to announce the winners in the 2014 Law Day YouTube Video Contest. The entrants created a 3-minute video clip based on the theme, New Jersey 350 - Innovation, Diversity, Liberty.

  • O' Donnell to receive Tischler Award for achievements in family law

    A lawyer who has dedicated his career to family law and education will receive the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Saul Tischler Award from the Family Law Section next month. Edward J. O’Donnell, a co-founder of Newsome O’Donnell, LLC in Florham Park, will receive the award at the Family Law Section’s Annual Dinner, to be held May 5 at the Hilton Short Hills. Read more

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