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It is just two months to go until the opening of the 32nd conference and annual meeting!  Click here for an updated detailed conference schedule and program overview.

This year’s conference, hosted by the New Jersey Judiciary with the educational program planning led by the Supreme Court Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, includes a robust agenda of timely topics.  

Conference highlights include:

  • 2.5 days of engaging and timely educational topics;
  • Dynamic addresses by Barry Scheck, Esq., and Kevin Richardson; 
  • 7 plenary sessions and 14 breakout sessions;
  • Special Community Engagement Program;
  • Experiential “Hunger Lunch” Activity (optional);
  • Pre-conference Implicit Bias Seminar for judges and court administrators; and
  • 16.5 CLE credits (pending approval from the New Jersey Board of Continuing Legal Education).

Whether you are someone new to this work or someone who has worked on these issues for an extended period of time, this conference offers something for everyone who is interested in the conference theme and the mission of the National Consortium.

Don't miss this special opportunity! Early bird registration rates have been extended through February 29, 2020. 

To register online for the conference, click here, or for a paper registration form click here.

  • To make hotel reservations at the Hyatt Regency-New Brunswick, 2 Albany St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901, click here.  The special conference rate is $159/night plus taxes and fees.  The cutoff date for hotel reservations at the special rate is Monday, March 30, 2020.  
  • The conference site is readily accessible via air travel with a number of major airports in the area including Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Kennedy International Airport (NYC), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and a few local regional airports; Amtrak which currently makes four stops daily in New Brunswick and New Jersey Transit with dozens of daily stops in New Brunswick; and is at the crossroads of a number of major national thoroughfares. Additionally, for attendees who fly, there is a broad array of ground travel options including Air Train, shuttle services, rental cars, and door-to-door ride share options.  State Shuttle, a popular regional ground travel service, offers a special discounted door-to-door rate between EWR and the Hyatt Regency-New Brunswick (no special code needed).

Nominations for the Equity in Achievement Award, which is awarded annually to an individual or organization whose exceptional commitment to racial and ethnic fairness in the courts has significantly impacted their community, are being accepted until Friday, March 6, 2020.  For more information on the Equity Achievement Award, click here.

Be sure to check back here and on the National Consortium’s Facebook page for conference updates and related announcements!

Hon. Susan F. Maven, J.S.C.

H. Clifton Grandy, Esq.