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Atlantic City – Here's a look at what is happening tomorrow at the largest gathering of the state's legal community at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City.
Rutgers University Women’s Basketball Head Coach Vivian Stringer will be the keynote speaker and offer insights from her career at the Diversity Committee’s lunch.
Programming will cover hot topics such as diversity and inclusion, bail reform, and civility issues, including:
– #BLACKLIVESMATTER: Historical and Legal Perspectives on Contemporary Movements for Social Change
– Supreme Court Year in Review 2017
– Free Speech and Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act: Dykes on Bikes, Nut Sack Ale and The Slants
– What Every Attorney Should Know About Immigration
There are over 2,700 lawyers and judges in attendance at the conference, which began today and continues through Friday.
Officers sworn in:
A new slate of officers will be installed tomorrow to lead the association’s executive committee. Robert B. Hille will become president of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the state’s largest organization of lawyers, judges and legal professionals.
Hille is a Berkeley Heights resident and a partner with the Morristown law firm McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter where he practices insurance and healthcare law. In the year ahead, Hille said he plans to focus the energies of the association on advancing legislation that will put professionals on an even playing field; boosting the efforts of solo and small-firm attorneys who not only form the backbone of the profession but also make critical contributions to the state’s economy; and fortifying the organization’s efforts on behalf of veterans and a diversionary court to address their specific needs.
In addition to Hille’s installation, the other members of the executive committee will move up the succession ladder. John E. Keefe Jr. becomes president-elect; Evelyn Padin becomes first vice president; Kimberly A. Yonta becomes second vice president; Domenick Carmagnola becomes treasurer; and Jeralyn L. Lawrence becomes secretary. Thomas H. Prol becomes immediate past president.
Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and U.S. District Court of New Jersey Chief Judge Jerome Simandle will deliver State-of-the-Judiciary speeches at 9 a.m.