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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01/06/09
CONTACT:Sharon A. Balsamo, Esq.
Director of Legal Affairs
732-937-7505

NJSBA Schedules Open Forums for Input on Work-Life Balance Issues

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--The NJSBA Work-Life Balance Task Force, in conjunction with the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, invites New Jersey attorneys to participate in either one of two open forums that will discuss work-life balance issues in the legal profession. The sessions are scheduled for Jan. 21, 2009 at Greenberg Traurig in Florham Park, and Feb. 17, 2009 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. With the input gathered at these forums, the Task Force will develop recommendations for work-life balance initiatives within the legal profession. Topics include:

Involvement in Volunteer Activities (Bar Association Activities)

Family Care Issues/Child Rearing and Elderly Parents

Issues for Female/Minority Attorneys

Attorneys in Public Sector or Corporate Positions

Law Firm Policies, Attitudes and Issues

Technology Issues (how does technology make work-life balance easier? more difficult?)

Clients/Their Role in Changing Issues

Flex Time/Reduced Hours and Working from Home

Law Students, Associates and Younger Attorneys

View from the Courts/AOC

Any other issue raised by attendees

Attorneys who are able to attend either forum should complete the January 21 meeting notice or the February 17 meeting notice and return as indicated. You can also register online, for January 21 or February 17. For questions or further information, please contact Sharon A. Balsamo at 732-937-7505 or e-mail sbalsamo@njsba.com.