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

For Immediate Release
10/22/13

Kate Coscarelli
Sr. Director, Communications
732-937-7548

Third annual Professionalism Day to highlight obligations through education

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - From vignettes on the best ways to be civil in court, to how technology has changed the practice of law, to the continued challenges facing women in the profession, thousands of lawyers and judges around the state will take part in the third annual Professionalism Day.

The event is meant to highlight the legal community’s professional obligations to each other and their clients, and will feature continuing legal education seminars across the state.

Professionalism Day is a collaboration between the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism with the New Jersey Judiciary, New Jersey State Bar Association, the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, as well as county bar associations around the state.

“New Jersey’s organized bar and Judiciary remain in the forefront of promoting professionalism and this day is another example of our commitment to putting those ideals into practice,” said New Jersey State Bar Association President Ralph J. Lamparello.
 
Continuing legal education seminars on ethics and professionalism will be offered in the state courts, including the Tax Court, on Tuesday, Oct. 22 and in federal courthouses on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Reporters and photographers are invited to cover the events.

Linda Feinberg, a retired state Superior Court assignment judge and chair of the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism, said, that in addition to lawyers and judges, the public will benefit from the day.

“The day will help build the public's trust and confidence in the legal system,” she said. “Last year over 2,300 judges and attorneys attended. Once again, the commission extends its thanks and appreciation to the state and federal courts, the New Jersey State Bar Association and to the 21 county bar associations for their commitment and support."