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

For Immediate Release


Kate Coscarelli

Sr. Director, Communications


State’s legal community to gather at NJSBA conferences in Atlantic City

Atlantic City – New Jersey Supreme Court justices, state legislators, and top legal experts will gather tomorrow, May 16, at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City.


With over 2,200 lawyers and judges expected to be in attendance, the event is the premiere gathering of the state’s legal community. It begins tomorrow and continues through Friday.

Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover the event.


Wednesday’s highlights:


Solo and Small-Firm Conference:


The New Jersey State Bar Association will celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of the vast number of Garden State attorneys who practice on their own or in small offices at its third annual Solo and Small-Firm Conference. The daylong event begins with a boot camp educational program meant to help attorneys invigorate their practice, and ends with an ethics game show and reception.


Nearly 200 attorneys are expected to take part. The event is held at The Water Club in Atlantic City.




The Annual Meeting and Convention kicks off at 1 p.m. with dozens of seminars on everything from marketing to an update on automobile insurance law.


Programming will also include seminars on the future of Internet gaming and sports wagering and the Last Resort Exoneration Project, a Seton Hall Law effort that uses DNA and other means to get innocent people out of jail.


An opening business meeting will be held at 3 p.m., where the results of a recent election over proposals on procedures for future elections will be announced. 


Coming Thursday:


A new slate of officers will be installed to lead the association’s executive committee. Kevin P. McCann, of Bridgeton, 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.


Coming Friday:


Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and U.S. District Court of New Jersey Chief Judge Jerome Simandle will deliver state of the Judiciary speeches at 9 a.m.


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