AFBNJ: Brown Bag Lunches

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.  


Since 2013, the AFBNJ and U.S. District Court have collaborated to produce the District of New Jersey’s Brown Bag Seminar Luncheons (“Brown Bag Lunches”) in order to support the New Jersey federal courts and provide valuable continuing legal education and training to the practitioners who litigate in them.

These lively events for litigation veterans and newer attorneys alike are designed to provide substantive knowledge, guidance and dialogue relating to civil and criminal court action in our three vicinages.

Modeled on the “lunch and learn” format, these panel presentations are held in the Newark, Trenton and Camden courthouses at no charge for a limited number of attendees. Additionally, Continuing Legal Education credit is available to attorneys licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Brown Bag Lunch panels have included New Jersey U.S. District and U.S. Magistrate Judges, along with experienced AFBNJ-member attorneys. The lunch programs encourage discussion while they tackle subjects of interest to the New Jersey federal bar as a whole.

The District’s first Brown Bag Lunch was held in Trenton in March 2012. Since then, the AFBNJ and the U.S. District Court has co-sponsored approximately three Brown Bag Lunch programs per year, one in each of the three courthouses.

Click here to view a list of past Brown Bag Luncheon events.

Below are links to past Brown Bag luncheon presentations:

April 2015 in Trenton:

November 2014 in Camden

October 2014 in Newark

May 2013 in Newark