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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 05/01/07
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The NJ Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Continuing Legal Education Will Host a Public Session at the NJSBA Annual Meeting

PUBLIC NOTICE

On May 18, 2007, the New Jersey Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Continuing Legal Education will host a public session at the annual meeting of the New Jersey Bar Association, at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The session will be held at 12 noon in the first floor Theatre. The Committee, Chaired by the Honorable Peter G. Verniero, will hear from members of the bar and other individuals on a number of topics related to continuing legal education. The Committee is organized into a Steering Committee and four subcommittees, focusing on the following areas:

Requirements Subcommittee: Overall structure of CLE program, course structure, role of core course(s), area-specific curriculum, mandatory requirements, credit-hour requirements. Also, interface with attorney certification program.

Applications Subcommittee: Application of program to attorneys based on years of experience, areas of practice, private versus public sector attorneys, judges, in-house counsel, and attorneys with CLE in other states. Also, recommendations regarding Skills and Methods Program and eventual interplay between that program and any recommended mandatory CLE program.

Compliance Subcommittee: Recommendations on how the Supreme Court should enforce and monitor CLE program, creation of standing committee, staffing, funding, and other related enforcement issues.

Service Provider Subcommittee: Sources and cost of CLE instruction (law firms, Inns of Court, law schools, etc.), approval/certification of credits/courses, etc.

In addition, the Committee will make recommendations on the role of technology, including technology in the classroom and on-line course fulfillment, as well as on the manner and cost of implementing any specific subcommittee recommendations.

The Committee will take public comment at the May 18th hearing, but you may also submit written comments to:

Eugene Troche, Esq.

Office of the Clerk

New Jersey Supreme Court

Hughes Justice Complex

P.O. Box 970

Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0970

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. Visit the association’s website at www.njsba.com.

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