Board of Trustees Reports

Board of Trustee meeting summaries, reports and comments prepared by the Association and its entities, as well as Resolutions approved by the Board of Trustees, are available in this section.


 

Board of Trustees Report, December 15, 2023

NJSBA Board of Trustees Report December 15, 2023 Note: This does not constitute official minutes Honoring Jeremy Farrell: The Board agreed to posthumously recognize Jeremy Farrell, 44, with a Distinguished Legislative Service Award for his contributions as a former...

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Board of Trustees Report, November 17, 2023

NJSBA Board of Trustees Report November 17, 2023 Note: This does not constitute official minutes Ethics budget: The Board voted to send the Judiciary a letter on a proposed rate hike of $27 in the annual attorney assessment to fund the Office of Attorney Ethics (OAE)....

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Board of Trustees Report, October 13, 2023

NJSBA Board of Trustees Report October 13, 2023 Note: This does not constitute official minutes Amicus cases: On a recommendation from the NJSBA’s Right to Counsel Implementation Committee, the Board voted to seek participation as an amicus party in two cases pending...

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Board of Trustees Report, September 14, 2023

NJSBA Board of Trustees Report September 14, 2023 Note: This does not constitute official minutes  AI Task Force: The Board approved the creation of the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Industry. The task force’s primary focus is to review the...

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Board of Trustees Report, July 20, 2023

NJSBA Board of Trustees Report July 20, 2023 Note: This does not constitute official minutes  Future of Legal Profession Task Force Report: The Board adopted the final report of the Future of Legal Profession Task Force that reaffirmed the Association’s steadfast...

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Board of Trustees Report, June 15, 2023

NJSBA Board of Trustees Report June 15, 2023 Note: This does not constitute official minutes     NJSBA Budget: The Board approved the fiscal year budget for 2023-2024 that allows the Association to continue providing meaningful membership experiences to better serve...

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Board of Trustees Report, May 18, 2023

NJSBA Board of Trustees Report May 18, 2023 Note: This does not constitute official minutes     New Trustees: The Board recognized a slate a of new trustees – Jose A. Calves, Camden County Trustee; Brandon DeJesus, Ocean County Trustee; Philip W. Lamparello, Union...

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Board of Trustees Report, April 21, 2023

NJSBA Board of Trustees Report April 21, 2023 Note: This does not constitute official minutes     Mental health diversion committee: On a recommendation from NJSBA President-Elect Timothy F. McGoughran, the Board established an ad hoc committee to create uniformity in...

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Board of Trustees Report, February 10, 2023

NJSBA Board of Trustees Report  February 10, 2023 Note: This does not constitute official minutes New trustee: The Board appointed Brett Yore to fill  the Cape May Trustee vacancy on the Association’s governing body. Yore, an assistant prosecutor in...

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Board of Trustees Report, January 12, 2023

NJSBA Board of Trustees Report  January 12, 2023 Note: This does not constitute official minutes  Madden: The Board adopted a resolution that urges the Judiciary to abolish the Madden assignment system and calls on the Legislature to allocate necessary...

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Board of Trustee Report December 9, 2022

Amicus action: In the latest development in State v. Olenowski, the NJSBA Board of Trustees voted to recommend that the state Supreme Court adopt the Daubert standard in determining whether to permit trial courts at assess the reliability of...

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Board of Trustees Report, November 18, 2022

NJSBA Board of Trustees Report Nov. 18, 2022 Court report comments: The New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) has submitted comments on three rule changes proposed by the Judiciary.       The NJSBA supported clarifications in the state’s...

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Board of Trustees Report October 14, 2022

NJSBA Board of Trustees Report  Oct. 14, 2022    Attorney fees in retainer agreements: The New Jersey State Board Association’s Board of Trustees advanced advocacy on attorney retainer agreements. The trustees agreed to submit additional...

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Board of Trustees Report, September, 2022

NJSBA Board of Trustees Report  September 2022  Under-represented groups: The NJSBA bylaws require that every September, the Board of Trustees designate underrepresented groups eligible for eight at-large seats on the Board and other positions in the...

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Board of Trustees Report July 29, 2022

NJSBA Board of Trustees  Report of July 29, 2022  Pathway for reinstatement: The trustees voted to support the concept of a potential path for attorneys to be reinstated following disbarment, pending the development of policies and rules on the issue....

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Board of Trustees Report June 16, 2022

Report of the New Jersey State Bar Association Board of Trustees June 16, 2022 New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick NOTE: This does not constitute official minutes Recommendations to the Committee of the Judicial Conference on Jury Selection: The trustees approved...

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Board of Trustees Report, May 18, 2022

New Jersey State Bar Association Board of Trustees Report May 18, 2022 Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Note: This summary does not constitute official minutes     Putting Lawyers First Task Force: NJSBA 2022-2023 President Jeralyn L. Lawrence shared plans to...

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Board of Trustees Report April 8, 2022

New Jersey State Bar Association Board of Trustees Report April 8, 2022 Note: This is a summary of the recent Board of Trustees meeting. The report does not constitute official minutes. COREL: Two years after the murder of George Floyd and the creation of the NJSBA...

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Board of Trustees Report March 11, 2022

New Jersey State Bar Association Board of Trustees Report March 11, 2022   Note: This report does not constitute official minutes.   Russia-Ukraine War: President Domenick Carmagnola started the meeting with a moment of silence in honor of the people of...

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Board of Trustees Report February 4, 2022

New Jersey State Bar Association Board of Trustees Report Feb. 4, 2022 Note: This report does not constitute official minutes.   Judicial vacancies: Judicial vacancy issues are of critical concern to the NJSBA and Association President Domenick Carmagnola...

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Board of Trustees Report, January 2022

Report of the NJSBA Board of Trustees January 2022  Note: This does not constitute official minutes.   Fee-shifting retainer agreements: The Board made nine specific comments about proposals in a Court report related to fee-shifting retainer...

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Board of Trustees Report December 10, 2021

Note: This report does not constitute official minutes. Government Affairs: The trustees voted to support several pieces of legislation. They are: A set of bills, A-4275 (Sumter)/S-2587 (Singleton), to expand the categories of lists from which the juror source list is...

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Board of Trustees Report, November 11, 2021

Note: This report does not constitute official minutes.     Government Affairs: The trustees voted to support the following pieces of legislation: • A-5468 (Conaway) / S-3344 (Rice) requires financial institutions to release records to adult...

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Board of Trustees Report, October 15, 2021

New Jersey State Bar Association Board of Trustees Report October 2021 Note: This report does not constitute official minutes.      Government affairs: The trustees voted to support the follow pieces of pending legislation:    ...

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Board of Trustees Report, September 17, 2021

New Jersey State Bar Association Board of Trustees Report September 2021 NOTE: This does not constitute official minutes.      New trustee: President Domenick Carmagnola welcomed and swore in Frank D. DeRienzo, of Leary Bride Mergner & Bongiovanni...

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2024 Family Law Retreat


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2024 Annual Meeting & Convention


The New Jersey State Bar Association is thrilled to announce the 2024 Annual Meeting & Convention will be held at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa May 15-17

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Reports


Read the comments, reports, resolutions and Board of Trustee news from the state’s largest organization of lawyers, judges and legal professionals.


 

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The NJSBA is the voice of the profession and takes public positions on a range of issues with the legal community and government officials. It also takes positions on legislation and files friend-of-the-court briefs on matters that impact the profession. 

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