44th Annual Judicial Conference: Thursday, March 18, 2021

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary: Explore the rich history of the Association with commentary from a panel of AFBNJ’s past presidents discussing the Association’s past, present, and future.

Keynote: Professor Mark Lender

Moderator: Lawrence S. Lustberg, Gibbons P.C.


  • Rosemary Alito, K&L Gates LLP
  • Thomas F. Campion
  • Kerri E. Chewning, Archer & Greiner
  • Bruce I. Goldstein, McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen, Carvelli P.C.
  • Jonathan L. Goldstein, Hellring Lindeman Goldstein & Siegal LLP
  • Michael B. Himmel, Lowenstein Sandler
  • Carl D. Poplar, Carl D. Poplar, P.A.
  • Lisa J. Rodriguez, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
  • Joel D. Siegal, Hellring Lindeman Goldstein & Siegal LLP
  • Hon. Herbert J. Stern, Stern Kilcullen & Rufolo
  • Karol Corbin Walker, Kaufman Dolowich Voluck LLP

State of the Judiciary: Hon. Freda L. Wolfson, Chief Judge

Police Practices and Civil Rights: A conversation with experts in the field on the intersection of civil rights and police practices. In the past year, police practices have been a pressing issue in New Jersey and across the country. Join an important conversation about public safety, civil rights, and police accountability with attorneys leading these efforts.

Keynote: Cory Booker, United States Senator for New Jersey

Moderator: Hon. Paul J. Fishman, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP


  • Lynda Garcia, Chief Counsel, Sen. Cory A. Booker, Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Gurbir S. Grewal, New Jersey Attorney General
  • Peter C. Harvey, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • Rachael A. Honig, Acting U.S. Attorney
  • Amol Sinha, ACLU-NJ Executive Director

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Program Written Materials:

Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary:

AFBNJ: A History in Brief

Police Practices and Civil Rights:

Federal Role:

DOJ Enforcement of Civil Rights Criminal Statutes 8-3.000

DOJ Law Enforcement Misconduct Statute 42 U.S.C. 14141 (re-codified at 34 U.S.C. 12601)

“George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020”

NJ Attorney General Directives:

Use of Force Policy and Procedures 2020-13

Internal Affairs Policy and Procedures 2020-7

Public Disclosure of the Identities of Officers Who Commit Serious Disciplinary Violations 2020-5

Newark Consent Decree Documents:

American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey Petition for Investigation

U.S. Department of Justice Report on Investigation of the Newark Police Department 7.22.2014

Consent Decree, U.S.A. v. City of Newark (Newark Police Division) 5.5.2016

Newark Police Division Independent Monitor Quarterly Reports

Newark Civilian Complaint Review Board Documents:

City of Newark Ordinance Creating and Establishing a Civilian Complaint Review Board 7.22.2014

Fraternal Order of Police, Newark Lodge No. 12 v. City of Newark (NJ Supreme Court Decided 8.19.2020)