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

CONTACT:Aney K. Chandry

Pathways to the State Judiciary Panel Discussion at the NJ Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey

The Asian and Pacific American Lawyers Association, the Association of Black Women Lawyers, the Garden State Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association and the South Asian Bar Association, as well as their collective membership, representing thousands of lawyers in the State of New Jersey, will host an information session for New Jersey attorneys on the “Pathways to the State Judiciary.” The panel discussion, moderated by N.J. Public Advocate Ronald Chen, will focus on the appointment and confirmation process of a state judicial candidate. Panelists comprised of all of the key partners in the process, include: The Office of the Governor - Deputy Chief Counsel Tiffany Williams; the Legislature (Senate Judiciary Committee) - Chairman Sarlo, and Senator Bill Baroni; Director of Office of Professional and Governmental Service (Administrative Office of the Courts) – David Anderson; and the NJ State Bar Association, JPAC – Michael Griffinger, Esq.

In addition, members of the State judiciary will share their insight on the appointment process, including: Justice James Coleman - Former N.J. Supreme Court Justice; Judge Mathias E. Rodriguez, J.S.C. (Ret.), Judge David Bauman – P.J. Cv.; and Judge Theresa Yang – Workers’ Compensation Judge.

The panel discussion will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ.

Our organizations are accepting sponsorships for this event. After covering the costs of the program, our organizations have agreed to make a charitable contribution of the remaining funds to the state-wide fundraising effort to build a statue in honor of former United States Supreme Court Justice Brennan, a New Jersey native.