NJCCA President's Message
by Valerie Camara
To the Membership,
Well August has been far from a quiet summer month for NJCCA, with hosting our Community Service Project for the second year: Build-A-Backpack Event and the finally planning for our Seventh Annual NJCCA Full Day Conference, our signature continuing legal education (CLE) conference.
On August 13, 2009 we had a great turnout by the membership to help pack the backpacks with school supplies. For more details please go to the photo-essay chronicling the evening. A small team is scheduled to deliver the backpacks on September 4th to the Kindergarteners at McKinley Elementary School in Newark, N.J.
A committee lead by Barbara Sellinger and Marty Carrara have planned a full day of CLE and professional development programs, with five tracks of programs, one of which is a plenary session and the others allowing for flexibility with six different programs to choose from. The Full Day Conference is scheduled for September 24, 2009 from 7:30am to 7:00pm at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany, N.J. This year the conference will begin with a Career Development Networking Forum for our in transition members, as well as those members that are just interested in networking with potential employers, recruiters, career coaches and consultants. In addition, we are very fortunate to have Michael Chertoff as our keynote luncheon speaker and cocktail hour with entertainment by a couple of Broadway stars to closeout the day. There is still time to sign up. For more details go to: LINK. We hope to see you at what will a jam packed day of substantive and professional development. programs.
The Seventh Annual NJCCA Full Day Conference is an opportunity to start banking your CLE credits for New Jersey. While the NJ Supreme Court has not yet unveiled its Mandatory CLE requirements, they issued a notice stating that the CLE accrued from January 1, 2009 forward (with a maximum of 24 credits) would be creditable towards your NJ requirements once the program is finalized.
The final major event for NJCCA is our Annual Dinner meeting that we will hold on November 19, 2009 at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany, N.J. The final details for this event are being worked out but I would ask you to hold the date, for what we hope will be an enjoyable evening.
If you have not already done so, there is still time to sign up for the ACC Annual Meeting which will be held in Boston, Massachusetts from October 18th to 21st.
Enjoy your last days of summer!!