New Jersey State Bar Association - The voluntary Bar Association of New Jersey, serving members since 1899.

For Immediate Release


Kate Coscarelli

Sr. Director, Communications


Anti-bullying law, individual rights, developments in Trenton, ethics and what it takes for female lawyers to join the bench on tap tomorrow at New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting

Atlantic City – New Jersey Supreme Court justices, state legislators, and top legal experts will gather tomorrow, May 17, at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City.


With over 2,000 lawyers and judges in attendance, the event is the premiere gathering of the state’s legal community. It began today and continues through Friday.


Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover the event.


Some of Thursday’s highlights:


Supreme Court Justices Barry T. Albin, Helen Hoens, and Anne Patterson, as well as retired justices Virginia A. Long and Roberto Rivera-Soto are scheduled to speak at educational seminars throughout the day.


Other seminars will include discussions on the new anti-bullying legislation, the Occupy movements and the First Amendment, a look at one of the biggest political corruption scandals in recent New Jersey history, developments in Trenton, and the future of alternative energy.


Officer Installation:

A new slate of officers will be installed to lead the association’s executive committee. Kevin P. McCann, of Bridgeton, 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. Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney is also expected to offer remarks at the dinner.


McCann said that he would dedicate himself to promoting diversity in the profession, the necessity of having an independent Judiciary, and other cornerstone goals of the association. In addition, he outlined plans to take legislative advocacy to a higher level and to launch an educational project aimed at teaching civics to adults.


“I vow to spend the next year ensuring this association remains the leading voice of the profession in Trenton, and enhancing public awareness of the legal profession and legal system through public service and civics education,” McCann said. “Fulfilling these goals is what I promise as president of this association.”


In addition, Ralph J. Lamparello will become president-elect; Paris P. Eliades, will become first vice president; Miles S. Winder III will become second vice president; Angela White Dalton will become treasurer, and Thomas Hoff Prol will become secretary. Susan A. Feeney will become the immediate past president.


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.


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