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For Immediate Release:  09/30/10

Contact:  Kate Coscarelli

Director of Media Relations

732-937-7548

Women Justices, State Bar Presidents Come Together at Bench-Bar Conference

The past, present and future of New Jersey’s women legal trailblazers on-hand to honor the journey women have made in the profession and chart a path for the future.

NEW BRUNSWICK: The first New Jersey State Bar Association Women in the Courts Bench Bar Conference will be held tomorrow.

Reporters and photographers are invited to attend.

The free event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will feature the inaugural Marie L. Garibaldi lecture. NJSBA President-Elect Susan A. Feeney, of McCarter & English, will deliver the remarks honoring the state's first female Supreme Court Justice.

“With this event, the Women in the Profession Section is celebrating the journey of women as lawyers, judges, and leaders in the profession,” said organizer Kimberly Yonta Aronow, chair of the section. “More importantly, we seek to energize women lawyers for the future to continue the journey by taking the torch that has been passed by those like Justice Garibaldi, who have helped to pave the way for others.”

The morning-long event will also feature panel discussions with all of the female justices of the New Jersey Supreme Court, including Justices Helen Hoens, Jaynee LaVecchia, Virginia Long and retired Chief Justice Deborah Poritz.

A second panel of the state bar’s woman presidents will feature Judge Ann Bartlett, Cynthia Jacob, Lynn Fontaine Newsome, Karol Corbin Walker, and President-Elect Susan A. Feeney.

The event is co-sponsored with the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.