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AFBNJ: Events

Achieving Equality for Minority Attorneys in Federal Court – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – July 18, 2018

Please Join
The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey’s
Young Lawyers Division and
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

for a conversation on

Achieving Equality for Minority Attorneys in Federal Court

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Panel Presentation and Break-Out Sessions: 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Cocktail Reception and Networking: 6:00pm to 7:00pm 

Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, 515 U.S. Highway Route One South, Iselin, N.J.

Join us for a welcoming and candid conversation concerning how minority attorneys can create and avail themselves of greater opportunities to participate in federal court. Hear historical and current perspectives from the bench and bar and from public and private sector attorneys. Participate in a discussion regarding what we all can do to give attorneys from diverse backgrounds more opportunities to have their professional voices heard.

This event is free of charge and open to all. Summer Associates, law interns and attorneys who have been practicing law for fewer than ten years are highly encouraged to attend.


Raymond M. Brown, Esq., Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith, & Davis LLP


Judge Steven C. Mannion, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey

Lora Fong, Esq., Assistant Attorney General and Chief Diversity Officer, Office of the Attorney General

Alan Dexter Bowman, Esq.

Karina Fuentes, Assistant Federal Public Defender

Sammi Malek, Assistant U.S. Attorney

Rajiv D. Parikh, Esq., Genova Burns, LLC

Luminaries/Break-Out Session Moderators

Joseph A. Hayden, Jr., Esq., Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC; AFBNJ Past President

Thomas R. Ashley, Esq.

Wanda Akin Brown, Esq.

Dara Govan, Assistant U.S. Attorney; President, Garden State Bar Association

2.4 New Jersey MCLE Credits have been requested.

This program is being presented by the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, in conjunction with
The Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, Inc. and the Garden State Bar Association

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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.