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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.



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.



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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Achieving Equality for Minority Attorneys in Federal Court – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – July 18, 2018

Please Join
The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey’s
Young Lawyers Division and
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

for a conversation on

Achieving Equality for Minority Attorneys in Federal Court

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Panel Presentation and Break-Out Sessions: 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Cocktail Reception and Networking: 6:00pm to 7:00pm 

Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, 515 U.S. Highway Route One South, Iselin, N.J.

Join us for a welcoming and candid conversation concerning how minority attorneys can create and avail themselves of greater opportunities to participate in federal court. Hear historical and current perspectives from the bench and bar and from public and private sector attorneys. Participate in a discussion regarding what we all can do to give attorneys from diverse backgrounds more opportunities to have their professional voices heard.

This event is free of charge and open to all. Summer Associates, law interns and attorneys who have been practicing law for fewer than ten years are highly encouraged to attend.


Raymond M. Brown, Esq., Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith, & Davis LLP


Judge Steven C. Mannion, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey

Lora Fong, Esq., Assistant Attorney General and Chief Diversity Officer, Office of the Attorney General

Alan Dexter Bowman, Esq.

Karina Fuentes, Assistant Federal Public Defender

Sammi Malek, Assistant U.S. Attorney

Rajiv D. Parikh, Esq., Genova Burns, LLC

Luminaries/Break-Out Session Moderators

Joseph A. Hayden, Jr., Esq., Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC; AFBNJ Past President

Thomas R. Ashley, Esq.

Wanda Akin Brown, Esq.

Dara Govan, Assistant U.S. Attorney; President, Garden State Bar Association

2.4 New Jersey MCLE Credits have been requested.

This program is being presented by the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, in conjunction with
The Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, Inc. and the Garden State Bar Association

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