Young Lawyers Divison

For attorneys who have been practicing law fewer than ten years, our “Young Lawyers Division“ events present great opportunities to mingle with a diverse crowd of veteran federal court practitioners, members of the judiciary and others in an informal venue. Keep an eye out for our next event!

Annual Young Lawyers, Federal Judges and 2023 – 2024 Law Clerks Welcome Reception: December 4, 2023

Annual Young Lawyers*, Federal Judges and 2023- 2024 Law Clerks Welcome Reception

Monday, December 4, 2023
5:30 – 8:00 pm
Frank Lautenberg U.S. Post Office & Federal Courthouse
2 Federal Square
Third Floor Great Hall
Newark, NJ

Food and drinks will be served.

Free to attend. Please register below to attend.

*Attendance is limited to lawyers who have been practicing for ten years or less and are current or prospective members of the Association, Federal Judges and Federal Law Clerks.


We are excited to announce that Chief Judge Renee Marie Bumb will swear-in any attorney, who would like to be sworn-in, to the United States District Court.

If you would like to be sworn into the USDC by Judge Bumb on December 4th, you must do the following:

  • Fill out the Application for Attorney Admission and BRING THE COMPLETED APPLICATION to the event for the swearing-in. Click here for the application.  Judge Bumb will sign your application after swearing you in.
  • You will need a current (fewer than 30 days old) New Jersey Supreme Court Certificate of Good Standing. You may obtain the New Jersey Supreme Court Certificate of Good Standing by contacting the New Jersey State Board of Bar Examiners. There is a $20 fee charged by the State of New Jersey for each certificate. New Jersey State Courts website: You do not need to bring this to certificate on December 4th.
  • After you are sworn-in, upload the completed & signed Application for Attorney Admission to the U.S. District Court and the New Jersey Supreme Court Certificate of Good Standing AS ONE DOCUMENT through your individual PACER account to the “Attorney Admissions” option for the District of New Jersey.

a. Do NOT mail copies to the court.

b. Disregard the Sponsoring Attorney box on the PACER Attorney Admissions information screen.  A sponsoring attorney is not required by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

  • If your admission documents are complete and you are eligible to be admitted, the Clerk’s Office will send you an email instructing you to pay the $200 admission fee through your PACER account.

a. Do not mail or deliver a check to the clerk’s office.

b. The fee must be paid through PACER prior to being admitted.

More information about the process can be found by clicking here: Attorney Admission | District of New Jersey | United States District Court (

Wednesday, January 22, 2020- Young Lawyers, Judges and Law Clerks Reception

Thank you to all who attended the Young Lawyers, Judges and Law Clerks Reception on January 22, 2020 to welcome the 2019 – 2020 Law Clerks.

Sold Out: The AFBNJ’s First Young Lawyer’s Event

WOODBRIDGE — A diverse, sellout crowd of more than 100 junior attorneys attended the first of what promises to become regularly scheduled AFBNJ events, our inaugural Young Lawyers’ Networking & Cocktail Reception.

The April 2015 networking event met its goal of increasing junior attorneys’ participation in the Association and providing an opportunity for young lawyers to network with federal judges in our District.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer, who sits in Newark, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider, who sits in Camden, met a diverse group of young attorneys at the Woodbridge Renaissance Hotel event.

Associates from large and small law firms, government attorneys, and law clerks from all over the state joined the event designed for attorneys who have been practicing for less than 10 years or who are younger than 36 years of age. Be sure to keep an eye out for the next AFBNJ Young Lawyers Event.