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

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Acting Director of Communications

Upcoming Annual Meeting Programs Focus on Building Business

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—If there is one thing all attorneys have in common, it’s the desire to build their business, from attracting more clients to streamlining office operations. All of that and more will be the focus of programs slated for the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting 2006. From May 17 through May 19, at Bally’s in Atlantic City, the NJSBA’s various sections, committees and divisions will sponsor a wide range of seminars of interest to all practicing attorneys, as well as a selection of programs geared toward specialized practice areas.

Client-attracting sessions will include “Keep Opening More New Files: Finding a Niche and Exploiting It,” sponsored by the Law Office Management Committee.

Programs designed to simplify business operations will include “Technology: The Paperless Law Office by November 31, 2006” and “You Can’t Do It All…Buy Inexpensive Experts and Outsource Critical Management Tasks You Don’t Have Time to Do,” both sponsored by the Law Office Management Committee, and “Voice Over Internet Protocol or VoIP,” sponsored by the Internet and Computer Law Committee. A session on legal malpractice risks is also planned.

A number of more specialized programs are already slated as well, including the Appellate Bench Bar Conference; an informative primer on doing business in each of the state’s 21 counties; a look at the new legal issues in election law; a view of how to cope with losses after Hurricane Katrina; updates on municipal court practice; an analysis of labor and management issues in the Corzine era; and detailed programs on business law and diversity, state law alternatives to bankruptcy, and hot tips for litigators.

Additional programs designed to help practitioners are still being developed to add even more value to the annual event.

Kicking off the NJSBA Annual Meeting will be the opening business session, with keynote speaker Mike Eruzione, a powerful motivational speaker who in 1980 led the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team to a Gold Medal win in Lake Placid, NY. A former sports commentator for ABC, CBS and CSTV, he is currently Boston University’s director of development for athletics. During the opening session, the NJSBA will honor some of the stars among its membership with the annual Pro Bono Award and the Young Lawyers Division Awards.

This three-day gathering of NJSBA members will also include the fourth annual Bench Bar Conference and States of the Judiciaries, as well as luncheons and meetings sponsored by various association committees, sections and divisions, and the annual dinner and installations of officers.

Don’t Be Left Behind

Register now for Annual Meeting 2006 on the Internet at or contact the Meeting Department for more details at 732-249-5000. Online registrations are now easier for those reserving space for more than one member. Now multiple registrations can be completed with the click of the mouse.

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.