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.


Moderator: Hon. Jerome B. Simandle, U.S.D.J.

Panelists: Hon. Joseph H. Rodriguez , U.S.D.J., Hon. Robert B. Kugler, U.S.D.J., Hon. Ann Marie Donio,U.S.M.J., Michael S. Berger, Esq., and Elizabeth Pascal, AUSA


Moderator: Fernando M. Pinguelo, Esq.

Panelists: Hon. Claire C. Cecchi, U.S.D.J., Hon. John M. Vazquez, U.S.D.J., Hon. Leda Dunn Wettre, U.S.M.J.,  and Hon. Stacey L. Meisel, U.S.B.J.


Moderator: Hon. Brian R. Martinotti, U.S.D.J.

Panelists: Hon. Tonianne J. Bongiovanni, U.S.M.J., William E. Fitzpatrick, Acting U.S.A., Craig Hilliard, Esq., and John B. Kearney, Esq.

To register for this event, please go to the District Court’s web site Under News and Announcements click on the Professionalism Day Registration link. Space is limited.

These programs are free of charge. Attendees earn 2.0 New Jersey MCLE Ethics Credits. Refreshments and materials will be provided.

** Please arrive early to clear security checkpoint **