Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee - May 15, 2006
At a ceremony at the New Jersey Law Center on May 15, Governor Jon S. Corzine and NJSBA President Stuart A. Hoberman signed the “Hughes Compact” with the New Jersey State Bar Association, reaffirming the independent and non-partisan evaluation of the qualifications of judges and prosecutors provided by the NJSBA to the Governor for over 30 years.
In 1969, Governor Richard Hughes was the first governor to enter into the Compact at the request of the State Bar Association. Since that time, hundreds of judges and prosecutors have had their qualifications reviewed by the NJSBA Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee (JPAC) as part of a confidential process.
Click here to read Mr. Hoberman’s remarks
Click here to read the Compact