Over 300 people were in attendance, setting an event record at the recent Women’s Bench Bar Conference, presented by the Women in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association on September 13, 2012.
Our firm was a sponsor of the conference, titled “Women Moving Forward Together,” in keeping with our active involvement in the Women in the Profession Section - Emily A. Kaller currently serves as Section Chair and Stephanie G. Reckord as Secretary, while Meryl A.G. Gonchar is a trustee and Andrea J. Sullivan is a Section member.
A number of New Jersey’s most prominent women leaders addressed the group during two panel discussions on “Gender Issues in the Courts” and “Promoting Women in Business.” The conference keynote address was delivered by Justice Virginia A. Long, who received the 2012 Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Award for Distinguished Service and Excellence. Ms. Kaller had the honor of presenting Justice Long with her award, and also co-moderated both panels. A luncheon address was delivered by Justice Helen E. Hoens.