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For Immediate Release

May 19, 2011

Kate Coscarelli

Director, Media Relations


Individual rights, diversity, developments in Trenton, and appellate advocacy on tap tomorrow at New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting

Atlantic City – New Jersey Supreme Court justices, state legislators, and top legal experts will gather tomorrow, May 19, at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City.

With nearly 1,900 lawyers and judges in attendance, the event is the premiere gathering of the state’s legal community. It began today and continues through Friday.

Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover the event.

Some of Thursday’s highlights:


Today’s seminars cover topics ranging from an examination of individual rights in the 10 years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks; how lawyers can integrate social networks and technology into ethical representation; an update on the anti-bullying law; a master class on the dos and don’ts of appellate argument, and a presentation titled, “Diverse Trailblazers in the Legal Profession.”

Officer Installation:

A new slate of officers will be installed to lead the association’s executive committee. Susan A. Feeney, of McCarter & English LLC in Newark, will become president of the association. New Jersey Chief Justice Stuart Rabner will administer the oath of office. The event begins at 7 p.m.

Feeney has vowed to devote the resources of the state’s largest lawyers group to fostering diversity, and encouraging attorneys to do more pro bono service and mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with a day of service.

“Tonight marks the start of my year of service to you and to the profession and my chance to put my talents to work for you,” Feeney said.

In addition to Feeney, Kevin P. McCann, of Bridgeton, will become president-elect, Ralph J. Lamparello, of Secaucus, will become first vice president, Paris P. Eliades, of Sparta, will become second vice president, Miles S. Winder III will become treasurer, and Angela White Dalton will become secretary.

Coming Friday:

Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and U.S. District Court of New Jersey Chief Judge Garrett Brown will deliver State-of-the-Judiciary speeches at 9 a.m.

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