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Judicial Compact Reaffirmed by Governor James E. McGreevey

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Law Day 2002 was an historic one for the NJSBA. It marked the official signing and reaffirmation of the Judicial Compact between the Governor's Office and the State Bar Association. The ceremony was held outdoors at the New Jersey Law Center.

The Compact calls for the Association to provide the Governor with an evaluation of the qualifications of prospective judges and county prosecutors. Subsequent to the signing of the Compact, Governor McGreevey stated that he would withdraw from nomination any candidate found unqualified by the State Bar Committee.

Governor James E. McGreevey and NJSBA President Daniel M. Waldman signed the compact literally in the shadow of the statue of Richard J. Hughes, former governor of New Jersey, and the first to enter into the compact at the request of the bar association. The reaffirmation on May 1, 2002, Law Day, could not have come at a better time.

Click Here to reach a page with links to the Compact and the remarks delivered by NJSBA President Daniel M. Waldman at the signing and reaffirmation ceremony.

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.