The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Rights Section named Felice T. Londa as this year’s winner of its Lifetime Service Achievement Award. Londa, a family lawyer, will receive the award at the section’s fourth annual dinner at 6 p.m. on April 28. The event will also feature keynote remarks from Rabba Yiscah Smith, a renowned Jewish educator, spiritual mentor, and author.
NJSBA Task Force on Judicial Independence releases report, recommendations to protect impartial judicial branch of government
The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Task Force on Judicial Independence released a report outlining steps to be taken to ensure a fair and impartial court system. The 50-page report is the result of a year-and-a-half of study, and its authors said they hope it will foster continued discussion on the critical issues facing the legal community and society. Read more>
NJSBA comments on Court Rule proposals
The NJSBA's board considered feedback from its sections and committees on the Supreme Court’s annual rules reports on everything from complementary dispute resolution to municipal court practice and sent detailed information about the various proposals. Association officials will likely testify at the Court’s annual public hearing on the rules changes in May. Read the letter here.
The New Jersey State Bar Association’s governing body reaffirmed the organizations commitment to diversity and inclusion at its recent meeting. At the trustees’ meeting in New Brunswick last week, the board unanimously adopted a “Statement of Diversity and Inclusion.” The statement sends a strong message and presents an opportunity for tangible results in the areas of diversity and inclusion. It expands on the association’s commitment to diversity that was approved in 2010. Read more>
Congratulations to the winners in the Law Day 2015 YouTube Video Contest
Videos submitted by Passaic County Technical Institute and Dwight David Eisenhower Middle School "Home of the Generals" took the top prizes in the Young Lawyers Division's Law Day 2015 YouTube Video Contest. The 800th Anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta was the theme this year. Students at Clifton HS, Trinity Christian School, Tenafly HS and Terrill Middle School created videos that won second place and honorable mentions. Watch the winning videos here>
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