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Economy, Transgender Issues, Technology Trends, and an “American Gangster” On Tap Thursday State Bar Association Holds Meeting in AC

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

The event is the premiere gathering of the state’s largest lawyers group. It began today and continues through Friday. Hundreds of lawyers and judges will be in attendance. Reporters are welcome to cover the event.

Some of tomorrow’s highlights:


Tomorrow’s seminars cover topics ranging from what lawyers can do to stay happy about their work; a litigation and legislation update on same-sex marriage; a master class on the dos and don’ts of appellate argument, and a talk by Richie Roberts, whose work was featured in the movie “American Gangster.”

Individual Rights:

Supreme Court Justice Barry Albin will give a lunchtime lecture titled “Democracy and the Uncertain Fate of Individual Rights.”

Officer Installation:

A new slate of officers will be installed to lead the association’s executive committee. Allen A. Etish, of Archer and Greiner in Haddonfield, 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.

Work-Life Balance:

For the past year, a NJSBA Presidential Task Force has studied the issue of balancing personal obligations with the pressures of professional life. The panel members have scoured the research in the field, held public forums and met extensively to discuss this critical topic that covers not just working moms and dads, but those who care for elderly parents, want to work part-time or would like to get involved in volunteer activities. On Thursday, the panel will hold a session to discuss what it learned.

The New Jersey State Bar Association, incorporated in 1899, is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system and to aiding in the administration of justice. For more information on the Pipeline Diversity Task Force, other programs sponsored by the NJSBA and membership benefits, visit the association’s website at

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