AFBNJ: Events


Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events in 2018:

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 42nd annual U.S. District Court Judicial Conference at Mayfair Farms

Thursday, June 14, 2018 – William J. Brennan Award Reception at Mayfair Farms


Upcoming Events in 2017:

Successful Federal Court Practice – 4.5 CLE Credits
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
NJ Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ 

Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Federal Practice Section and the NJSBA Business, Litigation Special Committee. Download the registration form here

Advance your knowledge and become a better advocate for your client with this advanced federal practice seminar. Topics discussed will include removal, pretrial conference and memorandum, discovery issues, local rule 5.3, and pro bono in the District Court. This seminar offers the chance to connect with federal practitioners and judges from across the state while learning the skills that will serve you and your clients well throughout the year. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Practicing in Federal Court-Tips from the Bench-2 CLE Credits
Park 80 West – Plaza One, Concourse Level
25 Pehle Avenue, Saddle Brook, NJ 

This two-hour CLE addresses the fundamentals of civil practice in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. You will hear directly from federal judges and acquire practical strategies to help you navigate your ease through the federal system. Brought to you by the Bergen County Bar Association. Click here to download the registration form.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
100 Tavistock Country club, 100 Tavistock Lane, Haddonfield

22nd Annual Camden County Bar Foundation
Judge John F. Gerry Award & Scholarship Presentation
Honoring the Honorable Jerome B. Simandle, Sr. Judge,
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Reserve your seat by October 12th! Click here for registration form. 

AFBNJ 2017 - Camden County Bar Event - Honorable Jerome B Simandle - 10.17.17



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Honoring Dickinson R. Debevoise
In April 2016, the AFBNJ contributed $5,000 to the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ) in memory of United States District Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise to help support the Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise Social Justice Legal Advocacy Fellowship.  Judge Debevoise served with unparalleled distinction for more than 35 years as a federal judge in the District of New Jersey until his death in August 2015 at 91.  During his years on the bench, Judge Debevoise earned a reputation as a consummate jurist, deeply admired and respected for his powerful intellect, fairness, and his passionate commitment to justice.  Established in 1999 by Alan V. and Amy Lowenstein, the NJISJ provides dynamic and independent advocacy aimed at toppling load-bearing walls of structural inequality that help create just, vibrant, and healthy urban communities throughout New Jersey. The NJISJ employs a broad range of tools to advance its ambitious urban agenda, including research and policy analysis, public education, communications, grassroots organization, the development of pilot programs, legislative strategies, and litigation.  Consistent with his commitment to public service, Judge Debevoise served as the NJISJ’s founding Board Vice President, Trustee, and later, Trustee Emeritus.  In that capacity, Judge Debevoise helped create, shape and advance the Institute’s mission.