State legislators and staffers answer your questions at NJSBA Town Hall June 18

How do government affairs affect your practice? How can you better serve your clients through government relations while following the Rules of Professional Conduct and avoiding ethical pitfalls?

Attendees at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s June 18 town hall program will gain insight into these questions and more as legislators and staffers address real-world lobbying issues.

The town hall program was developed by the NJSBA’s governmental affairs staff and will give attendees a greater understanding of how to advocate for your clients in Trenton, as well as offer insight into how the NJSBA’s advocacy efforts affect your practice.

The morning will start with a panel moderated by lobbyist Christine Stearns, of Gibbons PC, and William Maer, partner at Public Strategies Impact. Panelists will include Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Union); Senator Patrick Diegnan (D-Middlesex); Diegnan’s chief of staff, Tom Lynch; Kevin Logan, chief counsel to the New Jersey Assembly Republicans; Brian Quigley, general counsel for the New Jersey Assembly Majority; Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union); Jason Redd, senior counsel for the Senate Majority Office; and Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-Bergen).

The second part of the day will focus on ethical interactions, and William Caruso, of Archer Law, will moderate. The panel will consist of Michael Long of Lowenstein Sandler; Rebecca Moll Freed of Genova Burns; Fruqan Mouzon, general counsel for the Senate Majority Office; and Steven H. Sholk of Gibbons.

Continuing legal education credits are available for the town hall event, which will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the historic Trenton Masonic Temple. For more information and to register, visit