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

For Immediate Release


Kate Coscarelli

Sr. Director of Communications


President Lamparello Highlights the Critical Need for An Independent Judiciary

The NJSBA’s Task Force on Judicial Independence held the first of four public hearings yesterday, April 1, 2014, at the New Jersey Law Center.  More than 20 people testified at the three-hour hearing.

New Jersey State Bar President Ralph J. Lamparello opened the testimony by addressing a number of issues, including the importance of an independent judiciary in our democracy, the reappointment of judges and justices, judicial compensation and senatorial courtesy. Read the remarks here.