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Tuesday, November 9th: 4th Annual Federal Pro Bono Institute: The Benefits and Practical Realities of Working with an Incarcerated Client in the Pro Bono Program 

and

The 3rd Annual Presentation of the Hon. Jerome B. Simandle Award
to
The Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo

Zoom webinar
CLE Program: 12:00 pm – 1:40 pm
Award Presentation**: 1:45 – 2:15 pm

Click Here for More Information & To Register for this Free Event.

Monday, December 6, 2021: Please Join IWIRC-NJ and the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey for a Virtual Town Hall

Monday, December 6, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The distinguished panel will address the current state of the New Jersey Bankruptcy Court and issues relating to the virtual practice of law.

Click Here for More Information and to Register for this Free Event. 

44th Annual William J. Brennan, Jr. Award Reception: September 22, 2021

Congratulations to The Honorable Patty Shwartz on being presented with the Brennan Award.

Click here to view the digital program journal.

Immediate Past President Kerri E. Chewning, Hon. Patty Shwartz and President Elizabeth J. Sher

AFBNJ Officers: Rebekah R. Conroy, Victor A. Afanador, Kerri E. Chewning, Elizabeth J. Sher, Ricardo Solano Jr., Susan M. Leming and Anthony J. DiMarino, III.

AFBNJ Welcomes New Trustees: Matthew E. Beck, Linda D. Foster and Jakob B. Halpern

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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4th Annual Federal Pro Bono Institute

4th Annual Federal Pro Bono Institute: The Benefits and Practical Realities of Working with an Incarcerated Client in the Pro Bono Program 

and

The 3rd Annual Presentation of the Hon. Jerome B. Simandle Award
to
The Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (Zoom webinar)
CLE Program: 12:00 pm – 1:40 pm
Award Presentation**: 1:45 – 2:15 pm

Click Here to Register Online for the CLE Program(free to attend)

Presented in cooperation with the United States District Court.

Opening Remarks:

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

View from the New Jersey Federal Bench:
The program will begin with an overview of the Pro Bono Program and will cover the types of cases assigned, process for assignment, how to become a part of the program, what Judges expect from pro bono counsel, the experience newer counsel can gain in pro bono cases, and what a pro bono trial looks like from the bench.

Hon. Lois Goodman, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey
Hon. Noel L. Hillman, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey
       
The Nitty Gritty of Working with an Incarcerated Client:
This session will explore the practical realities of working with a pro bono client who is incarcerated. The discussion will include practical tips for lawyers who have never worked with incarcerated individuals as well as those who do so on a regular basis. Among other things, we will be discussing how to efficiently get in and out of prison, how to get incarcerated clients access to necessary case materials (whether electronic or in hard copy), how COVID has impacted prison operations and the methods by which counsel can interact with their clients, and various other specific problems that attorneys encounter when representing incarcerated individuals.

Philip B. Alagia, Essex County Chief of Staff
Tess Borden, Esq., ACLU-NJ
Karen Confoy, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP
Moderator: Matthew E. Beck, Esq., Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Introduction to the Federal ReEntry Program and How to Get Involved:
Hear how the ReEntry Program assists participants obtain employment despite their criminal records, attain stable housing, support their children and families, and contribute to their communities. Learn how you can become a part of this life changing program.

Jason Kanterman, Esq., Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Important CLE Information:
2.0 CLE credits have been requested towards New Jersey.
1.5 substantive CLE credits have been approved towards Pennsylvania.
In order to receive proper credit, each attendee is required to complete and submit a CLE affirmation form after the program, including filling in the code(s) provided during the program.

Click Here To Register (free to attend)

N.J. Bankruptcy Virtual Town Hall

Please Join IWIRC-NJ and the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey for a Virtual Town Hall

Monday, December 6, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Click Here to Register (free to attend) 

The distinguished panel will address the current state of the New Jersey Bankruptcy Court and issues relating to the virtual practice of law.

Panelists:

Chief Judge Michael B. Kaplan
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey

Jeanne Naughton, Clerk
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey

Andrew Vara
United States Trustee – Region 3

Moderated by: Tara Schellhorn, Esq.
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (free to attend)

Please submit questions for our panelists in advance during registration or to [email protected] by November 29, 2021. Questions will also be accepted after that date and during the panel’s presentation.