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Past Events2019-08-05T14:42:52-04:00

AFBNJ Past Events

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 – Criminal Motion Practice
Paul Halasz, Esq., Day Pitney LLP – Civil Motion Practice in Federal AFBNJ Nov 2020
Felice Yudkin, Esq., Cole Schotz P.C. – The Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Motion Practice

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

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.

Virtual Town Hall

Monday, October 5, 2020: Virtual Town Hall

IWIRC-NJ and The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey hosted this virtual event to address the current state of the New Jersey Bankruptcy Court and discuss issues relating to the virtual practice of law. Panelists include:

  • Chief Judge Michael B. Kaplan
  • Judge Stacey L. Meisel
  • Jeanne Naughton, Clerk
  • Martha Hildebrandt, Asst. U.S. Trustee
  • Moderated by Shoshana Schiff, Esq.

Click Here to See the Recorded Event

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  

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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

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.

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

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)

AFBNJ Adopts American Bar Association’s Statement Supporting Judicial Independence

The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey Adopts American Bar Association’s Statement Supporting Judicial Independence

Caldwell, NJ – February 19, 2020 – The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey (AFBNJ) adopts the American Bar Association’s statement supporting Judicial Independence.

On February 12, 2020, on behalf of the American Bar Association, its President, Judy Perry Martinez, released the following statement:

“The American Bar Association steadfastly supports judicial independence and the sound exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Public officials who personally attack judges or prosecutors can create a perception that the system is serving a political or other purpose rather than the fair administration of justice.

It is incumbent upon public officials and members of the legal profession, whose sworn duty it is to uphold the law, to do everything in their power to preserve the integrity of the justice system.”

The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey endorses this statement.

ReEntry/POP Courts Fundraiser: March 4, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – AFBNJ Hosted Fundraiser for ReEntry/ POP Courts
Villanova vs. Seton Hall
The Prudential Center

The AFBNJ is proud to partner with our New Jersey United States District Court in all 3 vicinages to serve participants in the Federal ReEntry and POP programs. These programs involve intense life coaching, social and family skill development, and job mentoring.These efforts help participants to compete for a job, attain stable housing, support their children and families, and contribute to their communities.

Proceeds from the event will assist federal reentry and POP participants with their immediate financial needs while they work towards graduating from their programs.

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors: