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Third Annual Pro Bono Institute: Friday, October 23, 2020

The Essentials of Handling a Pro Bono Matter and the Benefits of the Re-Entry Program in the District Court of New Jersey  

and

Presentation of the Hon. Jerome B. Simandle Award 

to

The Honorable Joel B. Rosen (retired)
Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP

CLE Program: 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Award Presentation**: 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
** Free to Attend. Please email Carla Kile at [email protected] for a link to the award presentation.

Zoom Webinar: Click Here for Program Details, CLE Information and to Register

Presentation of the Hon. Jerome B. Simandle Award to the Hon. Joel B. Rosen:
Hon. Freda L. Wolfson
Chief Judge
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

AFBNJ CORONAVIRUS RESOURCE CENTER

The Association of the Federal Bar Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center has been created to help our members, and all of those in the legal community, address the impact of the coronavirus on your business and life.

The coronavirus outbreak continues to escalate, causing major disruption to all of us both professionally and personally. The effects of this crisis are not only in the present but will extend into the future. Some of us may have health issues, suffer from some form of depression, some may have lost their savings, and others have lost or may lose their jobs. This Resource Center is designed to provide some information to help guide you as you navigate the impact of this crisis on your business and personal life.

The AFBNJ hopes you find it helpful, and wishes you nothing but safety and good health.

Latest Information on the Coronavirus:

New Jersey Department of Health: https://www.nj.gov/health/

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/

Key Numbers and Links for Medical Assistance and Economic Relief Assistance:

Call: 2 – 1 – 1

Text: NJCOVID to 898-211 ; Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

United Way’s COVID19 Economic Relief Fund : 1-866-211-9966

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Help is Available through the National Alliance on Mental Illness:

  • Disaster Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-289-4357
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Law firms, this is your opportunity, to place ads for new hires (full time, part time, temp hires, at any level or position within your organization) here on the AFBNJ Resource Page free of charge. Our goal is provide a forum to help attorneys seeking work during this crisis as well as law firms. If you would like to place an ad, please email [email protected].

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PRODUCTIVE IDEAS DURING QUARANTINE:

  • Do things you would not otherwise have been able to do – write that book you always wanted to write, etc.
  • Think about marketing and business promotion efforts: touch base with contacts with whom you have not been in touch with; research and draft an alert or article; develop a CLE program
  • Satisfy your CLE requirements for 2020 using online resources like PLI
  • Go through your contacts for “spring cleaning” – delete those that are of no value, update those who are, and add new ones from your recent experiences.
  • Clean up your Outlook Inbox
  • Catch up on the legal periodicals, articles, blogs, etc. that you have not had time to read in the past
  • Exercise

WHO WE ARE

Attorneys who practice in the District of New Jersey’s three federal vicinages — Newark, Trenton, and Camden — comprise the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey. In 1971, the AFBNJ was launched through the efforts of distinguished attorneys and judges.

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WHAT WE DO

Our founders recognized a need for connecting the federal bench and bar in the District of New Jersey. The AFBNJ offers attorneys, both new and experienced, opportunities to network and share their views on matters of federal practice.

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EVENTS WE HOST

Our annual Judicial Conference, Brennan Awards, Brown Bag Seminar Luncheons and Young Lawyers Networking events strengthen the relationship between the federal bench and bar in the District of New Jersey.

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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR AFBNJ

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Third Annual Federal Pro Bono Institute – Friday, October 23, 2020

The Essentials of Handling a Pro Bono Matter and the Benefits of the Re-Entry Program in the District Court of New Jersey  

and

Presentation of the Hon. Jerome B. Simandle Award 

to

The Honorable Joel B. Rosen (retired)
Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP

CLE Program: 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Award Presentation**: 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
** Free to Attend. Please email Carla Kile at [email protected] for a link to the award presentation.

Zoom Webinar: Click Here to Register

Presentation of the Hon. Jerome B. Simandle Award to the Hon. Joel B. Rosen:
Hon. Freda L. Wolfson
Chief Judge
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Moderator:
Edward T. Kole, Esq., Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., Woodbridge

Speakers Include:
Hon. Lois H. Goodman, U.S.M.J., United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Trenton

Hon. Edward S. Kiel, U.S.M.J., United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Newark

Hon. Karen M. Williams, U.S.M.J., United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Camden

Deirdre Cooney, Esq., Judicial Law Clerk to Hon. Lisa A. Firko, J.A.D.

Javon Jennings, Re-Entry Program Participant

Lawrence S. Lustberg, Esq., Gibbons, P.C., Newark

Professor David White, Director, Dispute Resolution Program, Seton Hall Law School

Learn everything you need to know to handle Pro Bono matters in Federal Court, including:

  • The Essential Tenets for Handling Assigned Pro Bono Cases
  • The Appointment Process
  • How to Settle Case
  • Screening Conflicts
  • Logistics in Dealing with an Incarcerated Client
  • Handling a Pro Bono Matter in the Covid World
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Benefits of the Re-Entry Program
  • The POP (Drug) Court: What is it and how can you help?

This program will provide you with a lively and interactive opportunity to learn from respected federal judges and practitioners as they examine the ins and outs of handling a pro bono matter in federal court.

Free to attend the presentation of The Simandle Award. Please email Carla Kile at [email protected] for a link to attend the award presentation.

CLE Program General Tuition: $125
CLE Program: Current members of The Association of the Federal Bar Discount: $99
Law Students and Law Clerks: Free
Federal Judges: Free

*The first 15 Young Lawyers (those admitted to practice 5 years or less) that respond to this email will be registered to attend for free. To take advantage of this offer, please email [email protected].

This program has been approved for:
New Jersey CLE – 2.1 credits
New York CLE – 2.0 credits professional practice                                                                                                                                                            Pennsylvania CLE – 1.5 substantive ($8 fee- separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at program end)

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Virtual Brown Bag Luncheon: November 19, 2020

Virtual Brown Bag Luncheon: Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Going Through The Motions: A Guide to Motion Practice in Federal Court

The Nuts and Bolts of Motion Practice – Moderator: Peter J. Torcicollo, Esq., Gibbons P.C.

Michael Baldassare, Esq., Baldassare & Mara, LLC
Paul Halasz, Esq., Day Pitney LLP
Felice Yudkin, Esq., Cole Schotz P.C.

May It Please The Court: Making Sure Your Motions Do! – Moderator: Hon. Edward S. Kiel, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey

Hon. John Michael Vazquez, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey
Hon. Leda Dunn Wettre, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey
Hon. John K. Sherwood, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, District of New Jersey

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 0 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law, criminal trial law, workers compensation law and/or matrimonial law.