Events 2018-02-01T15:38:35+00:00

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events in 2018:

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 42nd annual U.S. District Court Judicial Conference at Mayfair Farms

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

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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


AFBNJ Young Lawyers Division – Federal Judges and 2017-2018 Law Clerks Welcome Reception – Reserve Your Spot by Nov. 17, 2017

Join AFBNJ’s Young Lawyers Division as it welcomes the 2017-2018 Law Clerks. All Young Lawyers* who are current or future members of the Association are invited to attend the Federal Judges and Law Clerks Reception. Food and drinks will be served.

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Place: Rutgers Law School, 123 Washington Street, 3rd Floor Atrium, Newark, NJ
Tickets: $55


Register by Nov. 3rd for NJ Commission on Professionalism in the Law Awards Luncheon

AFBNJ is pleased to announce that two of its members will be receiving awards at this year’s N.J. Commission on Professionalism in the Law Awards Luncheon. Peter S. Pearlman, a former trustee, will be receiving the 2017 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award, which is presented to lawyers who are respected by colleagues for their character, competence and exemplary professional behavior.


Professionalism Day in the United States District Court November 15, 2017 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Programs in Camden – Newark – Trenton

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, in conjunction with the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law, is offering three simultaneous programs for attorneys for Professionalism Day on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Federal Courthouses in Camden, Newark, and Trenton.

These programs will each feature panels of judges and attorneys who will address aspects of Professionalism and Ethics for Trial Attorneys, with opportunities for questions and dialogues. Each program will convene in the Jury Assembly Room of the respective courthouses.


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.