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Land law issues headline latest edition of New Jersey Lawyer

For the first time in 25 years, New Jersey Lawyer has dedicated an edition to the far-reaching effects of land use law the state.

The August 2023 issue, published by the New Jersey State Bar Association, explores land use and its connection to economic growth, storm planning and diversity, with contributions from key land use lawyers. Topics in the edition address the advent of cannabis stores and the zoning rules that govern them, the strength of New Jersey’s law that prevents discriminatory land use and how commercial farms can add revenue by hosting special occasions.

The edition includes a Q&A with retired New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Barry T. Albin on his life and career, along with practice tips for how young lawyers can approach depositions, recruiting advice for law firms and navigating the diversion process to avoid an ethics violation. NJSBA President Timothy F. McGoughran also reports on the Association’s progress in helping legal professionals and those in the justice system who struggle with a mental health disorder.

Here is a full list of articles from the edition: 

• NJDEP Adopts Substantial Amendments to Inland Flood Hazard Area and Stormwater Management Regulations – By Jennifer Phillips Smith and Bisola Taiwo.

• Are Cannabis Uses Eligible for Use and Conditional Use Variances? – By Jennifer Mazawey and Thomas Garlick.

• Facing the Tougher Questions: How Recent Decisions Regarding the Statewide Non-Residential Development Fee Act Will Affect Your Client – By Demetrice R. Miles and Thomas J. Trautner Jr.

• Resolution Compliance: The Board Attorney’s Perspective – By Dennis M. Galvin and Amanda C. Wolfe.

• The Impact of Malanga v. West Orange on Areas in Need of Redevelopment Designations – By Lawrence S. Cutalo.

• RLUIPA: A Powerful Federal Law Available to Religious Entities as They Seek Local Land Use Approval to Construct or Expand a Religious Facility – By Donna M. Jennings and Sarah Kennelly.

• Landowners Must Navigate Municipal Regulation of Special Occasion Events on Preserved Farms – By William L. Horner.

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