Events 2018-04-06T16:05:40+00:00

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events in 2018:

Thursday, May 3, 2018 – Brown Bag Lunch Series in Newark from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. – 1.8 CLE’s – “A Woman’s Place is in the Courtroom”

Thursday, June 14, 2018 – William J. Brennan Award Reception at Mayfair Farm

AFBNJ: Events

Brown Bag Lunch Series – May 3, 2018 in Newark – “A Woman’s Place Is In the Courtroom”


Register today for “A Woman’s Place is in the Courtroom,” with panelists: The Honorable Leda Wettre, U.S. Magistrate Judge; Carrie H. Cohen, Esq., with Morrison & Foerster, LLP; Robyn Gigl, Esq. of Gluck Walrath, LLP and former New Jersey State Attorney General, Christopher Porrino, Esq., of Lowenstein Sandler, LLP as they discuss the role of women in our federal courts. Hear historical and current perspectives from the bench and bar, public and private employers, and what we all can do to give women more opportunities to have their professional voices heard, including in court.

This CLE event is free of charge and lunch is provided.

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Newark. To register, visit: www.njd.uscourts.gov – News and Announcements.  Click here to download flyer.

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2018 Brennan Award

2018 Brennan Award

The Brennan Award Reception and ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Mayfair Farms. The Brennan Award Reception has become a key opportunity for New Jersey’s Federal bench and bar to come together.

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Place: Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange, NJ

Click here to view: Award Reception Flyer

Click here to download and print: Program Advertisement Reservation Form

Registration: Individuals or groups less than 10 or Table Registration


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Honoring Dickinson R. Debevoise
In April 2016, the AFBNJ contributed $5,000 to the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ) in memory of United States District Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise to help support the Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise Social Justice Legal Advocacy Fellowship. Judge Debevoise served with unparalleled distinction for more than 35 years as a federal judge in the District of New Jersey until his death in August 2015 at 91. During his years on the bench, Judge Debevoise earned a reputation as a consummate jurist, deeply admired and respected for his powerful intellect, fairness, and his passionate commitment to justice. Established in 1999 by Alan V. and Amy Lowenstein, the NJISJ provides dynamic and independent advocacy aimed at toppling load-bearing walls of structural inequality that help create just, vibrant, and healthy urban communities throughout New Jersey. The NJISJ employs a broad range of tools to advance its ambitious urban agenda, including research and policy analysis, public education, communications, grassroots organization, the development of pilot programs, legislative strategies, and litigation. Consistent with his commitment to public service, Judge Debevoise served as the NJISJ’s founding Board Vice President, Trustee, and later, Trustee Emeritus. In that capacity, Judge Debevoise helped create, shape and advance the Institute’s mission.