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New Jersey’s Top Judges Address New Jersey State Bar’s Annual Gathering

Atlantic City - The state’s two top judges will address attendees at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention tomorrow morning.

New Jersey Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and U.S. District Court of New Jersey Chief Judge Garrett Brown will give “State of the Judiciary” speeches. Remarks begin at 8:45 a.m. in the theater at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.

“The chance to hear directly from the judges who oversee the state and federal courts in New Jersey is a unique and meaningful opportunity,” said Allen Etish, who becomes president of the association at an installation event tonight.

The speeches come on the closing day of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s 110th Annual Meeting and Convention, which began Wednesday.

During the course of the meeting meeting, members will attend more than 60 seminars and events at two hotels and a various restaurants. Over 200 speakers, including prominent judges, lawyers and legislators will discuss animal cruelty, school prayer, home foreclosures, the real “American Gangster,” trends in pharmaceutical litigation and eyewitness identification.

In addition to the speeches, Friday features a discussion of new media, immigration law, and eyewitness identifications. Also, the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Attorney Advertising will hold a public hearing on law firm names. The hearing begins at 11 a.m.

Reporters are welcome to cover the events.

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