We welcome our new President, give thanks to our Immediate Past-President, and Congratulate our Brennan Award winners and Barry Scholarship recipients

On June 16, before a packed gathering of distinguished jurists, both state and federal, AFBNJ members, and family and friends, our Association celebrated its annual Brennan Award reception and the installation of our new President, Mark S. Olinsky.  Collectively, we also expressed our gratitude to our outgoing President, Karol Corbin Walker, for leading us through her tremendously productive term.  A great highlight of the evening was our “Hail to the Chiefs” presentation of the AFBNJ’s prestigious Brennan Award to Chief Judge Jerome B. Simandle of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and Chief Justice Stuart Rabner of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  The event was rounded out by our selection of three deserving third-year law students, one from each of New Jersey’s three law school campuses, to receive a John J. Barry Memorial Scholarship.

The AFBNJ: A premier legal organization in the District of New Jersey

The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey serves attorneys who practice in the District of New Jersey’s three vicinages: Newark, Trenton, and Camden. We support America’s oldest undivided district court and the attorneys who practice there by offering educational, training and social events throughout the year, including two annual events: the Judicial Conference, and the William J. Brennan, Jr. Award and Reception.

Approaching our fifth decade of connecting the federal bench and bar in the District of New Jersey, the AFBNJ facilitates dialogue on issues of court administration and federal practice including: