AFBNJ Young Lawyers Division – Federal Judges and 2017-2018 Law Clerks Welcome Reception – Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

Join AFBNJ’s Young Lawyers Division as it welcomes the 2017-2018 Law Clerks. All Young Lawyers* who are current or future members of the Association are invited to attend the Federal Judges and Law Clerks Reception.  Food and drinks will be served.

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Place: Rutgers Law School, 123 Washington Street, 3rd Floor Atrium, Newark, NJ
Tickets: $55

RSVP by November 17, 2017
Register here:

*Young Lawyers are those who have been practicing for ten years and less.
The event is hosted by the Young Lawyers Division of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and Rutgers Law School.

Any question, please contact the following Co-Chairs of the Young Lawyers Division:  Corinne McCann TrainorBrian Morrison; or David Marck 


Avoiding Pitfalls of Discovery in Federal Litigation: Perspectives of the Magistrate Judges and Bar – 1.8 CLE credits

Friday, December 1, 2017, 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Mitchell H. Cohen Building & U.S. Courthouse Jury Assembly Room
4th & Cooper Streets, Camden, NJ

Register by November 27th for this Brown Bag Lunch Series, which is free of charge and includes lunch. Panelists include: 

The Honorable Ann M. Donio, U.S. Magistrate Judge; The Honorable Joel Schneider, U.S. Magistrate Judge; The Honorable Karen M. Williams, U.S. Magistrate Judge; Anthony J. DiMarino, Esq. and Elizabeth A. Pascal, Esq.  Topics will include Discovery Confidentiality Orders to Discovery Motions and participants will also have a Q&A opportunity with Magistrate Judges. 

Click here for the registration flyer. 



Register by Nov. 3rd for NJ Commission on Professionalism in the Law Awards Luncheon

AFBNJ is pleased to announce that two of its members will be receiving awards at this year’s N.J. Commission on Professionalism in the Law Awards Luncheon. Peter S. Pearlman, a former trustee, will be receiving the 2017 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award, which is presented to lawyers who are respected by colleagues for their character, competence and exemplary professional behavior. In addition, John M. Fietkiewicz, an AFBNJ member, will be receiving the Charles J. Hollenbeck Award, which is presented to a lawyer who has served in the legal profession with diligence, competence and dedication through employment by a governmental agency or an organization that serves the needs of the legal community. Other AFBNJ members, current and former trustees being honored at the luncheon include: Christopher D. Adams, member; Edward B. Deutsch, member; Asaad K. Siddiqi, current trustee; and Patrick C. Dunican, Jr., former trustee.

The luncheon and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 12:00pm at the Imperia in Somerset, N.J. Click here to download registration form. 



 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: