Judicial Independence and Bench Vacancies Take Center Stage at General Council
The General Council Annual Meeting held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, brought together politicians, jurists, scholars and those with insights into the inner workings of the court system to discuss the impact of judicial vacancies and what the current crisis means for judicial independence in the state.

State Bar Association Trustees Vow to Volunteer in Sandy Recovery Efforts; Take Action on Legislation
The members of the governing body of the New Jersey State Bar Association unanimously vowed at a recent meeting to each provide free legal help to residents with legal issues stemming from Hurricane Sandy.
NJSBA Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates for Leadership Positions
The New Jersey State Bar Association is looking for candidates to fill leadership positions in the state’s largest lawyers group. The deadline to file a letter of intent is December 19.

Capitol Report
A round-up of action from Trenton.