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New Jersey Lawyer Magazine is the Association's award-winning publication, delivered bimonthly to members.  Each issue focuses on a particular area of substantive law, showcasing informative articles by experts in the field.  While most of the authors and special editors are members of the Association, outside authors are occasionally tapped for contributions as well.  To advertise, contact Lynn Marie Ziobro at or Paula Portner at To submit an article for possible publication, contact Cheryl Baisden at

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New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 285/December 2013
School Law

Table of Contents: President’s Perspective: Tenure Appointments Support Independent Judiciary by Ralph J. Lamparello; Message from the Special Editors by Brian r. Lehrer and Marc H. Zitomer; Social Media and the Schools by David B. Rubin; Getting Sent to the Principal’s Office: An Overview of the Legal and Procedural Issues Governing the Discipline of Students in Public Schools by Vittorio S. LaPira; Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights by Isabel Machado and Carolyn Chaudry; The TEACHNJ Act, One Year Later by Keith Waldman and Kathleen Kirvan; It’s a Small World by Vito A. Gagliardi Jr. and Kerri A. Wright; Commentary: The Plight, Inter Alia, of Public School Custodians by Sanford R. Oxfeld; The Expanding Understanding of Educating Students with Disabilities and the Increased Focus on Inclusion by Robin S. Ballard; Services for Disabled Children: Funding Sources in the State of New Jersey by Lisa McCauley Parles and Denise Dimson Rekem; Lessons from Penn State and Rutgers by Brenda C. Liss; Navigating the Indemnification Rapids for Board of Education Members by Marc H. Zitomer; FERPA – The Buckley Amendment: Safeguarding the Rights and Privacy of Parents and Students From Pre-School to Graduate and Professional School by Viola S. Lordi

New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 284/October 2013
Social Media

Table of Contents: President’s Perspective: Task Force to Open on Judicial Independence by Ralph J. Lamparello; Message from the Special Editor by John C. Connell; Navigating Social Media Copyrights by Peter L. Skolnik; Social Media Defamation Under New Jersey Law by Keith J. Miller; COPPA and Social Media: Updates to the Crossroads Between Profitability and Protection by Jeffrey C. Neu; Consumers as Advertisers: Legal Implications of Social Medial Enforcement by Jason F. Cotter; Employers Beware: A New Social Media Sheriff is in Town by Laura Link; Living and Dying in a Virtual World: Estate Planning for Digital Assets by Greg Lastowka and Trish Hall; Social Networks and Electronic Discovery by Daniel B. Garrie, Anna S. Park and Yoav M. Griver; With Friends Like These… by Bruce S. Rosen; Ethical Issues that Arise From Social Media Use in the Courtrooms by Sharon R. Klein, Angelo A. Stio III and Brian Zurich; Commentary: Student Cyber Speech – Examining Today’s School-Related First Amendment Questions Through an LGBT Advocacy Lens by Hayley Gorenberg; Commentary: Social Media, the Police, and the Dystopian Vision of George Orwell by Alan L. Zegas

New Jersey Law Magazine No. 283/August 2013

Young Lawyers

Table of Contents: President’s Perspective: Politicization of the Courts Poses Critical Threat to Judicial Independence by Ralph J. Lamparello; Message from the Special Editor by Asaad K. Siddiqi; A Personal Perspective on Growing Your Career as a Member of the Young Lawyers Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association by Jeffrey C. Neu; Advancing the Interests of Others by Engy Abdelkader; Commentary: Seeking Greater Diversity in New Jersey’s Bench and Bar by Jhanice V. Domingo; Creating a Virtual Law Firm to Meet the Needs of Today’s Lawyer by Victoria A. Mercer; Paperless Manifesto: A Primer on the Value of a Paperless Practice and Three Steps to Making it a  Reality by Joseph A. Bahgat; The Mobile Generation: Ethical Considerations for Practicing in the Cloud by Rachel G Packer; The Indispensable Attorney: What Makes You Different from the Rest? by David M. Delinko;  Lessons from an Outlier: What Young Lawyers Can Learn From the Story of Joe Flom by Andrew Bolson; The Future of the Law: Four Practice Areas on the Horizon by Joshua F. Cheslow; The Small Firm Shift by Ksenia V. Proskurchenko and Michael Tomasino; A Personal Perspective on Work/Life Balance: The Unsteady Rise of the Power Mom and the Diapering Dad by Rebecca Hughes Parker


New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 282/June 2013
LGBT Rights

Table of Contents: President’s Perspective: Celebrating the New Jersey Lawyer by Ralph J. Lamparello; Message from the Special Editors by Nancy A. Del Pizzo and Robyn B. Gigl; If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It: Condemning Promises to ‘Straighten’ Homosexuals for a Fee by Nancy A. Del Pizzo; Transgender: Understanding Who the “T” in “LGBT” Are and Their Unique Legal Issues by Robyn Gigl; Bi-National Same-Sex Couples in 2013: Staying Afloat Until the Defense of Marriage Act Drowns by Daniel L. Weiss; Proudly Opening the Doors to Fair Housing: HUD Addresses LGBT Housing Discrimination by J. Frank Vespa-Papaleo and Kenneth J. Carroll; A Well-Planned Family: How LGBT People Don’t Have Children by Accident by Debra E. Guston and William S. Singer; The First Amendment’s Impact on New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights by Luanne Peterpaul and Michael Ansell; The Right to Be Yourself: LGBT Students in New Jersey Public Schools by Jeanne LoCicero; Selective Enforcement and the Impact on LGBT Juveniles by John M. Keating and Nina C . Remson; Dissolution Dilemma: Alimony Issues for Same-Sex Couples by Rebecca Levin; Adventures in Equitable Distribution: Division of Assets and Liabilities in Long-Term LGBT Relationships by Stephanie Hunnell and John Nachlinger; The Final Nail in the Coffin? Overcoming Recent Decisions Affecting Palimony by Felice T. Londa; It’s Not Just a Job – LGBT Workplace Issues by Robyn B. Gigl and C.J. Griffin

New Jersey Lawyer Magazine April 2013/No. 281

Gaming Law


Table of Contents: President’s Perspective: Reflecting Back on a Banner Year by Kevin P. McCann; Message from the Special Editors by Frank A. DiGiacomo and Michael F. Schaff; Two Years After the Casino Regulatory Overhaul: The Good, the Not as Good, and the Next Steps by Lynne Levin Kaufman; Timing is Everything: A Comparison of Casino License Decisions at Different Economic Times by Guy Michael; Bigger is Better: The Health of the Racing Industry in New Jersey Depends on Larger Purses by Kenneth F. Oettle; The Efforts to Legalize Sports Betting in New Jersey – A History by Christopher L. Soriano; Using Technology to  Comply with Anti-Money-Laundering Reporting Obligations: Tracking the Anonymous Gambler and the Laundering of Illicit Cash by Neal A. Jacobs and Andrew Schwartz; The Reach of New Jersey’s Voluntary Self-Exclusion List by Darren Gelber; Mobile Gaming: Casino Gaming on the Go by William J. Downey and Patrick Madamba; Internet Gambling in New Jersey: It’s in the Cards for New Jersey’s Gaming Industry by Eric G. Fikry, Stephen D. Schrier and Dennis M.P. Ehling; Third-Party Software Providers – Will the DGE Take a Hard Look at Them? by Frank DiGiacomo and Eric D. Frank; The Likely Battle Between the State Lottery and  Atlantic City’s Casinos: Will the Combination of Lottery Privatization and Legalized, Online Gambling Create New Competition for N.J. Gaming Dollars? by Frank DiGiacomo; Legal Practice: Rights to Appeal Arbitration Awards in New Jersey by Richard S. Cohen; Legal Commentary: Rethinking the Role of Unpublished Authority by Daniel Schlein


New Jersey Lawyer Magazine February 2013/No. 280

White-Collar Crime


Table of Contents: President’s Perspective: Celebrate the New Year by Making the Most of Your Membership by Kevin P. McCann; Message from the Special Editor by Asaad K. Siddiqi; I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me: Warrantless Searches of Computer Hard Drives by the Government by Khizar A. Sheikh; To Waive or Not to Waive, That is the Question by Darren M. Gelber; Insurance Fraud Investigations: Constitutional Challenges to the State’s Outsourcing of Fraud Investigations to Insurers by Michael S. Weinstein; Collateral Consequences of Healthcare Prosecutions by Christopher A. Iacono; The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: What American Companies Doing Business Overseas Need to Know by Asaad K. Siddiqi; Individual Liability and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by Lin Solomon; Independent Expenditures: A Mechanism for Bribery in the Procurement Process? by Laurence D. Laufer and Rebecca Moll Freed; The Shrinking Importance of Intent in White-Collar Crime by Jack Arseneault and Adalgiza Nunez; Defending Child Pornography Distribution Cases by Jef Henninger; Avoiding Becoming a Victim of Securities Fraud by Mitchell H. Cobert