Military Law Symposium to be held Saturday
Over 100 active-duty, reserve and civilian attorneys are expected to take part in Saturday’s 11 th Annual Military Law and Veterans’ Affairs Symposium.
The daylong conference will focus on what the rule of law means at home and abroad. The day will feature the insights of military leaders who were charged with instilling the rule of law in Iraq and Afghanistan. Judges and lawyers will also discuss the critical issues and initiatives that matter to our country’s service members and their families as they return home.
Among the featured speakers are Col. Charles M. Grinnell, U.S. Army Reserve Commander of the U.S. Army Rule of Law Team in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Judge Robert T. Russell Jr. of the Veterans Treatment Court in Buffalo, N.Y., a hybrid drug and mental health court that serves veterans who are struggling with addiction. Col Sanford Rader, ret. will receive the second annual Military Support Award.
The day marks a partnership with the state bar association, its Military Law and Veterans’ Affairs Section, its educational partner, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and foundation; in addition McCarter & English, Middlesex County Bar Foundation, and USAA Insurance are co-sponsors.
The event is free to attend and will be held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. To find out more, visit
Helping solo and small-firm lawyers
The New Jersey State Bar Association will hold a free event aimed at helping solo and small-firm lawyers create a successful business.
On Saturday, “Suddenly Successful: Tips for Making Your Law Practice a Successful Business” will be held in Red Bank starting at 9 a.m. The event is free to members of the state bar association and Mounmouth Bar Association, which is a co-sponsor of the event.
Attendees will have the chance to hear from lawyers, accountants and other professionals about what they need to do ensure their law practice is generating the business they need. The event is co-sponsored by Investors Bank and WithumSmith+Brown. To find out more, visit
NJSBA takes part in national pro bono celebration
The New Jersey State Bar Association is a part of a national effort to draw more attention to pro bono services.
The state’s largest lawyers group will hold its fifth annual Pro Bono Conference later this month. The event is included in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) National Pro Bono Celebration. The national celebration will be held next week around the country. 
The celebration is a project of the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. It launched the initiative to increase the need for pro bono services during these harsh economic times and the unprecedented response of attorneys to meet the demand.
The New Jersey pro bono conference will be held Oct. 30 at the New Jersey Law Center. To find out more, visit