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Register Now:  The 43rd Annual Judicial Conference will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019. 

AFBNJ: Events

43rd Annual United States District Court Judicial Conference
Thursday, March 28, 2019 – Mayfair Farms, West Orange, NJ

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PROGRAM:

8:30 AM Conference Registration and AFBNJ Member Photo
Identification Cards

9:30 AM Welcome Remarks and Update from the Historical Society

William T. Reilly, President, AFBNJ and Partner, McCarter & English, LLP
Keith J. Miller, President, United States District Court Historical Society and Partner, Robinson Miller LLC

9:45 -10:50 AM The Immigration Debate: The Constitution, Federal Powers, and Current Litigation Update
Explore the current law and policy debate over immigration in the United States and the status of relevant litigation, including DACA and the Executive Order limiting travel to the U.S. from certain countries.

Moderator: Lawrence S. Lustberg
Co-Chair, Commercial & Criminal Litigation, Gibbons P.C.

Panelists:
Hon. Michael A. Chagares, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
August E. Flentje, Special Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice
Lee Gelernt, Deputy Director, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project
Amy Gottlieb, Associate Regional Director, American Friends Service Committee

10:50-11:10 AM Break

11:10 AM State of the Judiciary
Honorable Jose L. Linares, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

11:30 AM – 12:35 PM The First Amendment Right of Access to the Courts: Promoting Openness and Protecting Privacy
Topics will include confidentiality orders, proprietary information, sealing orders, courtroom closure, secrecy involving uncharged individuals, and the District Court’s protocol for the disclosure of sentencing material.

Moderator: Professor Alexis Karteron
Director of the Constitutional Rights Clinic at Rutgers Law School

Panelists:
Hon. Stanley R. Chesler, U.S. District Judge
Hon. Leda Dunn Wettre, U.S. Magistrate Judge
John M. Fietkiewicz, Senior Counsel, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Jeanne LoCicero, Legal Director, ACLU of New Jersey

12:35 PM Closing Remarks
William T. Reilly, President, AFBNJ

2019 Judicial Conference Coordinators: Jennifer C. Critchley and Zahid N. Quraishi

IMPORTANT MCLE INFORMATION
In order to receive proper credit, each attendee is required to sign in and out.
Certificates of Attendance will be issued to registered attendees ONLY upon completion of the program.

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AFBNJ PAST EVENTS

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.