Young Lawyers Divison2018-05-09T13:58:15+00:00

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!

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

Hector D. Ruiz, Esq., Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP, President, Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey

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.

The Hon. Paul J. Fishman, Arnold & Porter LLP, former U.S. Attorney

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

Eric S. Pennington, Esq., Eric S. Pennington, PC; Business Administrator, City of Newark

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., the Garden State Bar Association,
the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, the New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association, Seton Hall University School of Law
and the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey

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.