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The State Bar Travels to Florida for Mid-Year Meeting 2008

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ-The New Jersey State Bar Association will hold its Mid-Year Meeting 2008 at Walt Disney World’s beautiful BoardWalk Inn Resort in Florida from November 5-9. Featuring Disney theme parks and all the recreation and imagination that Disney has to offer, the State Bar is looking forward to a mid-year event that offers outstanding educational programming, fun for the entire family and networking in a relaxed, social environment.

Attendees will be able to earn up to 7.5 CLE credits at timely and relevant seminars with panelists and speakers that are among the state’s leading experts from both the bench and bar. Educational programs for the Mid-Year Meeting will focus on bread and butter practice areas such as alternative dispute resolution, chancery, civil, criminal, elder and disability, family, labor and employment, municipal court and tax law. All seminar sessions will end by 11 a.m. so that registrants can combine learning in the morning with recreation in the afternoon. Mid-Year Meeting programs will be cosponsored with the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

The Association has planned special events for Mid-Year Meeting 2008 to help foster the networking that is an important component of any NJSBA affair. NJSBA President Peggy Sheahan Knee will be greeting attendees at the Welcome Reception in the Atlantic Dance Hall at the BoardWalk Inn Resort on Wednesday, November 5. The Harambe Village in Disney’s Animal Kingdom will provide a unique and enjoyable evening for the President’s Special Event on Friday, November 7.

Attendees can also enjoy two ticketed events with their colleagues during Mid-Year Meeting 2008. A dinner at the American Adventure Rotunda will be held on Thursday, November 6 in honor of the NJSBA Board of Trustees. A Mid-Year Meeting would not be complete without a golf tournament, and this year is no exception. Disney’s Palm Golf Course will be the locale for the Saturday, November 8 tournament. Rated one of America’s Top 75 Resort Courses, the Palm Course is one of Disney’s most challenging and the 18th hole has been ranked as high as fourth toughest on the PGA Tour.

Full details and registration are available from the NJSBA website,, and select the Mid-Year Meeting button.

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