Past President’s Perspective


President’s Perspective
We Worked for It All, as a Team. And We’ll Keep Going
New Jersey Lawyer No. 341/April 2023

President’s Perspective
Indigent Litigants Have the Right to Effective Counsel – The Time Has Come to End Madden System
New Jersey Lawyer No. 340/February 2023

President’s Perspective
6 Months in, Progress on Putting Lawyers First, Judicial Vacancies
New Jersey Lawyer No. 339/December 2022

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Let’s Work together to Navigate Our Professional Responsibilities
New Jersey Lawyer No. 338/October 2022

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Task Force Working Toward Positive Change for Lawyers
New Jersey Lawyer No. 337/August 2022

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Why Putting Lawyers First Matters
New Jersey Lawyer No. 336/June 2022


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New Lawyers Find a Vibrant Community in the NJSBA
New Jersey Lawyer No. 335/April 2022
President’s Perspective
Honoring Justice LaVecchia’s Distinguished Service and Commitment to Public Service
New Jersey Lawyer No. 334/February 2022
President’s Perspective
NJSBA Advocates for More Nuanced Analysis, Variety of Sanctions for Wilson Rule
New Jersey Lawyer No. 333/December 2021
President’s Perspective
Impacting Judicial System and the Way We Practice Through Persevering Advocacy
New Jersey Lawyer No. 332/October 2021
President’s Perspective
Law Center Reopening Symbolic of Crafting the Best Path Forward
New Jersey Lawyer No. 331/August 2021 
President’s Perspective
Focusing on Judicial Vacancies, Pandemic Fall-Out and Recovery, and Lawyer Wellness in the Year Ahead
New Jersey Lawyer No. 330/June, 2021


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Now More Than Ever, New Jersey Urgently Needs a Full Bench to Ease Case Backlog
New Jersey Lawyer No. 329/April 2021

President’s Perspective
Hear Us. Recognize Us. The Power of Women Speaking Up
New Jersey Lawyer No. 328/February 2021

President’s Perspective
Minding the Details While Learning to Lead Amid a Pandemic
New Jersey Lawyer No. 327/December 2020

President’s Perspective
As Sworn Guardians of the Constitution, Be a Part of the United States’ Democratic Experiment – Make a Plan to Vote
New Jersey Lawyer No. 326/October 2020

President’s Perspective
What Can We Do Together to Effect Change?
New Jersey Lawyer Vol. 325/August 2020

President’s Perspective
The NJSBA is a Beacon to Light, Guide, Unite and Champion New Jersey’s Legal Community in the Year Ahead
New Jersey Lawyer No. 324/June, 2020

President’s Perspective
Serving you and each other in challenging times
New Jersey Lawyer No. 323/April 2020

President’s Perspective
NJSBA to Offer Practice Management Help – PracticeHQ Consultations, Resource Bank, will be Free for Our Members
New Jersey Lawyer No. 322/February 2020

President’s Perspective
50 Years of Service to Ensure New Jersey’s Bench and Slat of Prosecutors are Top-Notch
New Jersey Lawyer No. 321/December 2019

President’s Perspective
Volunteer Today to be a Part of NJSBA Law Day Events
New Jersey Lawyer No. 320/October 2019

President’s Perspective
Calling All New Jersey Lawyers to Fight Hunger
New Jersey Lawyer No. 319/August, 2019

President’s Perspective
Focusing on Due Process for All and a Historic Chapter in NJSBA History
New Jersey Lawyer No. 318/June, 2019

Speaking Up for a Noble Profession and Fairness
New Jersey Lawyer No. 317/April 2019

President’s Perspective
The Value of Listening
New Jersey Lawyer No. 316/February 2019

President’s Perspective

Commitment to Professionalism Critical for All Attorneys

New Jersey Lawyer No. 315/December 2018

President’s Perspective

NJSBA Mentor Match Needs You
New Jersey Lawyer No. 314/October 2018
Doing Good Together, for the NJSBA and Profession
New Jersey Lawyer No. 313/August 2018

Leading Lawyers Forward, Together
John E. Keefe Jr. became the 120th president of the New Jersey State Bar Association at the Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City last month. This is an excerpt of his installation speech.

New Jersey Lawyer No. 312/June 2018

President’s Perspective
Reflection on a Year of Accomplishments
Dedication of NJSBA Volunteers is a Formidable Force and Leaves a Lasting Legacy
New Jersey Lawyer No. 311/April 2018

President’s Perspective
Zealous, But Thoughtful, Advocacy is the Hallmark of NJSBA
New Jersey Lawyer No. 310/February 2018

President’s Perspective
Fairness for Professionals – Protection for Consumers
New Jersey Lawyer No. 309/December 2017

President’s Perspective
Pro Bono at the NJSBA – Reflecting on the Association’s Vision of Public Good
New Jersey Lawyer No. 308/October 2017

President’s Perspective
NJSBA Taking a Proactive Stand to Support Garden State Attorneys
New Jersey Lawyer No. 307/August, 2017

President’s Perspective
President Hille Vows Commitment to NJSBA Members and its Mission
New Jersey Lawyer No. 306/June, 2017

President’s Perspective
Prol Reflects on a Successful year of Advocacy and the Pursuit of Justice for All
New Jersey Lawyer No. 305/April, 2017
President’s Perspective
Offering Information and Guidance for all Attorneys on Immigration Law Issues
New Jersey Lawyer No. 304/February, 2017

President’s Perspective
NJSBA Providing Information, Resources to Members
New Jersey Lawyer No. 303/December, 2016
President’s Perspective
NJSBA Amicus Position in Spill Case Protects Attorneys
New Jersey Lawyer No. 302/October 2016
President’s Perspective
NJSBA Members Play a Central Role in Amicus Advocacy
New Jersey Lawyer No. 301/August 2016
The Role of Diversity in Pursuit of the “More Perfect Union”

New Jersey Lawyer No. 300/June 2016

NJSBA President’s Perspective
Reflecting on a Successful Year
New Jersey Lawyer No. 299/April 2016

NJSBA President’s Perspective
NJSBA Spearheads Efforts to Improve Community and Profession
New Jersey Lawyer No. 298/February 2016

NJSBA President’s Perspective
NJSBA Remains Vigilant in Protection Values of Legal System
New Jersey Lawyer No. 297/December 2015

NJSBA President’s Perspective
NJSBA-Together: We Succeed
New Jersey Lawyer No. 296/October 2015

NJSBA President’s Perspective
A Look at the Year Ahead
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 295/August 2015

NJSBA President’s Perspective
Marking the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 294/June 2015

NJSBA President’s Perspective
Marking the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 294/June 2015

NJSBA President’s Perspective
Tackling Life’s Transitions – NJSBA Efforts Impact Attorneys and Those We Serve
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 292/February 2015

NJSBA President’s Perspective
Lawyers Feeding New Jersey  Shines a Spotlight on Generosity of Legal Profession
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 291/December 2014

NJSBA President’s Prespective
Lawyers Feeding New Jersey Fundraising Effort to Fight Crisis of Hunger
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 290/October 2014

NJSBA President’s Perspective
The NJSBA is Making a Difference; Be a Part of It
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 289/August 2014

NJSBA President’s Perspective
In the Year Ahead, the NJSBA Will Focus on Key Issues Facing Legal Profession
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 288/June 2014

NJSBA President’s Perspective
Chief Justice Rabner Has Led Admirably; Deserves Reappointment
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 286/February 2014

NJSBA President’s Perspective
Tenure Appointments Support Independent Judiciary
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 285/December 2013

NJSBA President’s Perspective
Task Force to Open on Judicial Independence
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 284/October 2013

NJSBA President’s Perspective
Politicization of the Courts Poses Critical Threat to Judicial Independence
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 283/August 2013

NJSBA President’s Perspective
Celebrating the New Jersey Lawyer
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine No. 282/June 2013

NJSBA President’s Message
Ralp J. Lamparello Installation Speech
May 16, 2013


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