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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/30/06
CONTACT:Barbara S. Straczynski
Acting Director of Communications
732-937-7524

Legislative Advocacy Training Planned

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ— The New Jersey State Bar Association will sponsor a series of training sessions on legislative procedures and policy over the next several months. The programs will be held at the Law Center in New Brunswick and are open to bar leaders, including NJSBA section and committee chairs, vice chairs, legislative coordinators and officers; all current and incoming association trustees; and county bar presidents, executive directors and legislative chairs.

Each session will cover the same material, so those interested in attending are asked to select the date that best fits their schedule. Training sessions will be held on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, April 25 at 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, May 23 at 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6-8 p.m.

The morning session will include a light breakfast, while those attending the evening sessions will be served a light dinner.

Attendees will learn:

When is a bill expected to move in the Legislature

What constitutes a high priority bill for the NJSBA

How to complete the revised Legislative Position Form

How to prepare bill amendments

How to target key bills for a specific section or committee

Registration can be completed online at www.njsba.com and select Meetings Calendar; by fax to 732-249-2414; or by mail to New Jersey State Bar Association, Attn: Information Services, 1 Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. For assistance in registering, please contact the NJSBA Meetings Department at 732-249-5000. For additional information on the NJSBA’s legislative training sessions, contact Laurie Weresow at lweresow@njsba.com or 732-937-7540.

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.

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