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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Join Us at the First Annual Federal Pro Bono Institute: Friday, October 5, 2018

The Essentials of Handling a Pro Bono Matter
in the District Court of New Jersey –
Tenets, Ethics Issues and More

Friday, October 5, 2018
Panel Presentation and Break-Out Sessions
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presented By
The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education,
United States District Court and
The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey

Register Online: Click Here!

New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Edward T. Kole, Esq., Wiletnz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., Woodbridge

Speakers Include:
Hon. Anne E. Thompson, Former Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Hon. Stanley R. Chesler, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey
Hon. Lois M. Goodman, U.S.M.J., United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Trenton
Natalie J. Kraner, Esq., Lowenstein Sandler LLP, New York
Jack O’Brien, Chief Deputy of Operations, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Prof. David White, Director, Conflict Management Program, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark

Learn everything you need to know to handle Pro Bono (and non-Pro Bono) matters in Federal Court, including:
• The Essential Tenets for Handling Assigned Pro Bono Cases
• The Appointment Process
• Screening Conflicts
• Logistics in Dealing with an Incarcerated Client
• Viable Claims and the Applicable Law
• Procedures/Forms for Reimbursement of Out-of-Pocket Expenses
• Ethical Considerations

This program will provide you with a lively and interactive opportunity to learn from respected federal trial judges and practitioners as they examine a real life pro bono case. A panel of experts will conduct a compelling examination of the facts and law surrounding a real-life criminal defendant, and the need for pro bono representation.

General Tuition: $185
Current members of The Association of the Federal Bar Discount: $139

This program has been approved for:
New Jersey CLE – 3.3 credits (including 1.2 ethics/professionalism)
New York CLE – 2.0 credits professional practice and 1.0 ethics credits

Credits pending: Pennsylvania CLE – 1.5 substantive and 1.0 ethics credits ($12 fee- separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at program end)

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