Past President’s Statements

Statement of NJSBA President Jeralyn L. Lawrence on the nomination of Michael Noriega to the New Jersey Supreme Court – May 15, 2023

Statement of NJSBA President Jeralyn L. Lawrence on a report by the Supreme Court’s Working Group on Attorney Pro Bono Assignments – May 9, 2023

Statement from NJSBA President Jeralyn L. Lawrence – February 28, 2023

Statement from NJSBA President Jeralyn L. Lawrence on State v. Gomes – February 14, 2023

Statement from NJSBA President Jeralyn L. Lawrence on the Suspension of Civil and Matrimonial Trials in Six Counties – February 8, 2023

Statement from Statement from NJSBA President Jeralyn L. Lawrence – November 17, 2022

NJSBA President Jeralyn L. Lawrence Statement of NJSBA President Jeralyn L. Lawrence – Nov. 8, 2022

Statement by NJSBA President Jeralyn L. Lawrence on Judiciary Clarification on In-Person and Virtual Court Proceedings – October 27, 2022

Letter to EOIR from NJSBA President Jeralyn L. Lawrence regarding new EOIR policy – September 29, 2022

Letter to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Senator Nicholas P. Scutari from NJSBA President Jeralyn L. Lawrence, with Resolutions stating that dozens of county and affinity bar associations join with the New Jersey State Bar Association urging action to fill judicial vacancies. – August 1, 2022

NJSBA President Jeralyn L. Lawrence Op-Ed – Judge vacancies in New Jersey are causing thousands of people to put their lives on hold | NJ.com – June 9, 2022

Statement of NJSBA President Jeralyn L. Lawrence regarding New Jersey Supreme Court Decision In the Matter of Dionne Larrel Wade – June 7, 2022

Statement of NJSBA President Jeralyn L. Lawrence on judicial vacancies – May 20, 2022
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Statement of NJSBA President Domenick Carmagnola on Dismissal of Sharperson Matter – May 11, 2022Statement of New Jersey State Bar Association President Domenick Carmagnola on judicial vacancies – February 16, 2022

 

Video of President Domenick Carmagnola’s testimony to Judicial Conference on Jury Selection – November 12, 2021

Testimony to the Judicial Conference on Jury Selection – November 12, 2021

NJSBA President Domenick Carmagnola speaks out on judicial vacancies in Star-Ledger Op-Ed – June 21, 2021

NJSBA President Domenick Carmagnola releases statement on State v. Dangcil – August 16, 2021

NJSBA President Domenick Carmagnola releases statement on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s inaugural Action Plan for Ensuring Equal Justice – Sept. 1, 2021

NJSBA President Domenick Carmagnola releases statement – Oct. 15, 2021


NJSBA President Kimberly a. Yonta calls for fair and independent investigation into killing of George Floyd – May 29, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Kimberly A. Yonta to Gov. Phil Murphy on the Re-Opening of Motor Vehicle Commission/Prioritizing Municipal Court Defendants – June 12, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Kimberly A. Yonta to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal regarding Municipal Court Issues – June 12, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Kimberly A. Yonta to New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner regarding Municipal Court/Plea by Mail – June 12, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Kimberly A. Yonta to Director and Chief Judge of Compensation, Hon. Russell Wojtenko Jr. regarding Workers’ Compensation Court Operations – July 1, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Kimberly A. Yonta to New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner regarding Diversity & Inclusion CLE Requirement Proposal – July 10, 2020

Statement from NJSBA President Kimberly A. Yonta on tragic attack at home of Judge Salas – July 21, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Kimberly A. Yonta to Gov. Phil Murphy on Prioritizing Parenting Time for Foster Children – July 28, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Kimberly A. Yonta to Gov. Phil Murphy on In-Person Hearings in the Newark Immigration Court – August 21, 2020

NJSBA President Kimberly A. Yonta outlines efforts to help lawyers: NJSBA President Kimberly A. Yonta sat down to give a video update about what the Association has been doing for its members and the legal community. – October 28, 2020:

Statement of NJSBA President Kimberly A. Yonta condemning today’s violence in Washington – January 6, 2021

Letter from NJSBA President Kimberly A. Yonta to Gov. Phil Murphy re: allowing legal community access to COVID-19 vaccinations as early as possible – January 7, 2021

Statement of NJSBA President Kimberly A. Yonta Condemning Acts of Hate and Violence Against Asian Americans – March 18, 2021

Statement of NJSBA President Kimberly A. Yonta following Derek Chauvin’s conviction for the murder of George Floyd – April 22, 2021

Statement of NJSBA President Kimberly A. Yonta on today’s state Supreme Court decision in State v. Vega-Larregui, regarding the constitutionality of virtual grand jury proceedings – April 28, 2021

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Letter from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin to Gov. Phil Murphy asking the administration to take additional steps to ensure real estate transactions can continue. – May 14, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin to New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner regarding Extending Suspensions and Deadlines – April 21, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin to New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner regarding Extension of Tax Deadlines – April 17, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin to Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D. regarding the use of the Judiciary Electronic Document Submission (JEDS) system  in Family Part Matters. – April 15, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin requesting suspension of all early settlement panels until they can be conducted in-person at the courthouses once again – April 14, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin urging Gov. Murphy to sign A3903/S2336, the remote notary bill, which permits notarial acts to be authorized remotely during the period of the public health emergency – April 13, 2020

Message from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin to New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner regarding Criminal Law Concerns – April 3, 2020

Message from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin – We are in unprecedented times – April 1, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin to Christopher C. Krebs, Director Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security regarding Access to Critical Legal Services during Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic – March 31, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin to New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner asking the Court to issue long-term plan to direct profession through pandemic – March 27, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin to New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo and Division of Workers’ Compensation Director and Chief Judge Russell Wojtenko Jr. urging the Division to resume hearing Emergent Matters – March 27, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy regarding the Closure of the Newark and Elizabeth Immigration Courts – March 26, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin to New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin regarding Emergency Tax Proposals – Extension of State Tax-Related Deadlines – March 25, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin to Assemblywoman Joann Downey, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling and Assemblywoman Lisa Swain regarding A3903 (Downey) which allows remote notarial acts during Public Health Emergency and State of Emergency declared by Governor in Executive Order 103 of 2020 – March 24, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy re: Mitigating the Effects of COVID-19 on Real Estate Transactions – March 19, 2020

Letter from NJSBA President Evelyn Padin to Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III, NJSBA Tells Officials Lawyers and Law Firms Should be Viewed as Essential– March 18, 2020

Letter from NJ State Bar Association President Evelyn Padin, Esq. regarding the rights of families detained  by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which was sent to all members of the New Jersey Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. – June 28, 2019


 

President’s Message on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting – October 30, 2018

Justice Anne Patterson reconfirmed for state high court – State Bar president John Keefe spoke about why Justice Patterson deserves reconfirmation. – July 26, 2018

NJSBA and several bar groups oppose border policies that are separating families, offer help – President John E. Keefe Jr. is among seven New Jersey bar association leaders to have written to administration officials opposing the policies in place at the southern border that have led to families being separated. – June 26, 2018

NJSBA applauds renomination of Supreme Court Justice – President John E. Keefe Jr. said the renomination of Supreme Court Justice Anne Patterson marked an important day restoring a practice that preserves the independence of the New Jersey’s legal system. – May 31, 2018

NJSBA Installs New Slate of Officers: Keefe becomes president, Padin president-elect, Hille immediate past president – May 18, 2018


 

Letter to Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker on Funding and Organization of National Labor Relations Board – March 22, 2018

Governor Murphy Renews Hughes Compact – Restores role for county bars and expands membership to be more inclusive – March 12, 2018

New Jersey State Bar Association President Robert B. Hille issues statement concerning the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. – Feb. 21, 2018

NJSBA’s Hille pens support of bill to protect consumers, provide fairness to professionals – NJ Spotlight, December 11, 2017

NJSBA President Robert B. Hille writes to New Jersey’s federal delegation expressing concerns about the proposed tax plan under consideration, raising issues concerning alimony and the treatment of professional service providers. – November 21, 2017

NJSBA President Robert B. Hille reaches out to Florida Bar as Hurricane Irma bears down – September 8, 2017

NJSBA President Robert B. Hille wrote to the presidents of the State Bar of Texas and Houston Bar Association in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s destruction – August 30, 2017

Statement from NJSBA President Robert B. Hille on Joint Opinion of the Supreme Court ACPE/CAA/UPL Committees on AVVO, LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer – June 21, 2017

 

NJSBA Installs New Slate of Officers: Hille becomes president, Keefe president-elect, Prol immediate past president – May 18, 2017

 


 

Letter addressing funding cuts to Legal Services of New Jersey to Gov. Christopher J. Christie from NJSBA President Thomas H. Prol, April 13, 2017

Testimony of NJSBA President Thomas H. Prol expressing deep concern about proposed funding cuts to Legal Services of New Jersey – Statement of the New Jersey State Bar Association to the Senate Budget Appropriations Committee presented by Thomas H. Prol, NJSBA President, April 13, 2017

NJSBA urges funding for LSC – Letter from NJSBA President Thomas H. Prol to New Jersey delegation in Congress asking that funding be restored for Legal Services Corporation, March 31, 2017

Malpractice fight: Time is of the essence – Effort to shorten statue of limitations for claims is dividing Jersey’s lawyers – President Thomas H. Prol interviewed for article published in NJ BIZ, March 6, 2017

In the matter of a Complaint Filed by the New Jersey Association of Counties Challenging Provisions of the Criminal Justice Reform Act as an Unfunded Mandate – full transcript – Transcript of arguments before The Council on Local Mandates about criminal justice reform, where the measure was upheld. NJSBA President Thomas H. Prol argued on behalf of the association, Feb. 15, 2017.

Testimony of NJSBA President Thomas H. Prol on proposed amendments to the Model RPCs 7.1-7.5 before the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility – ABA Mid-Year Meeting, Miami, Florida, Feb. 3, 2017

Message from President Thomas H. Prol regarding President Donald J. Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order on immigration matters – Jan. 31, 2017

Mandatory CLE is Good for NJ Lawyers and Judges – Op-Ed New Jersey Law Journal – Dec. 12, 2016

Message from President Thomas H. Prol on judicial pay raises – Dec. 15, 2016

Message from President Thomas H. Prol on filing fees– Oct. 5, 2016

NJSBA President Prol discusses member survey results; path forward – Sept. 12, 2016

Statement  in support of judicial independence – June 17, 2016

Statement honoring the Orlando victims and recognizing the anti-bullying work of the NJSBF – June 17, 2016
Thomas H. Prol is 118th President of the New Jersey State Bar Association


NJSBA President speaks out on Judicial Independence

President’s message about Lawyers Feeding New Jersey 2016

A Personal Message from NJSBA President Miles S. Winder III
Bylaw amendments to address election and nomination process

NJSBA announces inaugural class of Leadership Academy fellows

President Miles S. Winder III discusses his path to the law and his vision for the state’s largest organization of judges, lawyers and other legal professionals.
Watch the video here.

Miles S. Winder III is President of New Jersey State Bar Association


 

Eliades testifies on future of legal services at ABA mid-year

 

A Message from NJSBA President Paris P. Eliades, Esq. – Delay on Guidelines for Use of Electronic Devices in Courtrooms

Nearly 300,000 meals donated through NJSBA’s Lawyers Feeding New Jersey campaign

President’s message on hunger project, Lawyers Feeding New Jersey

New Jersey lawyers pledge to fight hunger – NJSBA to launch Lawyers Feeding New Jersey fundraising effort on Oct. 1

NJSBA Supports Smart and Balanced Approach to Alimony Reform

NJSBA Strongly Supports Chief Justice Rabner’s Reappointment

Paris P. Eliades Sworn in as NJSBA President


NJSBA, all 21 county bar associations speak out on judicial independence

NJSBA resolution urges constitutional amendment to protect judicial independence

President Lamparello Highlights the Critical Need for An Independent Judiciary

New Jersey State Bar Association Holds Solo and Small-FirmConference – March 1 in Morristown, March 15 in Voorhees

New Jersey State Bar Association resolution calls for Chief Justice Rabner’s renomination

NJSBA President Ralph J. Lamparello statement on the selection of Paulette Brown as ABA President-Elect

NJSBA urges Congress to reject proposed tax rule changes that would stifle law firms

State Bar President to Help Swear-in New Attorneys in Trenton 

NJSBA President Names Remaining Judicial Independence Task Force Members

Ralph J. Lamparello to receive Rodino Humanitarian Achievement Award

Statement of New Jersey State Bar President Ralph J. Lamparello on the Garden State Equality v. Dow decision

Judges Wefing and Gallipoli named as co-chairs of NJSBA Judicial Independence Task Force

Task Force to focus on Judicial Independence

Statement of Ralph J. Lamparello – 8/12/2013

NJSBA President Lamparello’s Op-Ed on Threats to Judicial Independence

Lamparello serves as President of State Bar Association


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2024 Family Law Retreat


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