Final planning is underway for the NJCCA’s Spring Cocktail Reception, to be held on Wednesday, May 16 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. The event will begin at 4:00 p.m. with two hours of complimentary (included in the registration fee) CLE programming. This year’s CLE programs are entitled “Spitballs, ‘Kick Me’ and Noogies...What Employers Can Do When Bullies Come to Work,” presented by Greenberg Traurig, and “Attorney-Client Privilege Issues for In-House Counsel,” presented by Lowenstein Sandler. Following the CLE, a cocktail reception will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The food, drink, music, and opportunities for conversation and networking at this reception are always without parallel. We look forward to seeing our members and sponsors there.
As we have done in the past, this event will feature a worthy charitable cause. This time, we are featuring Citizens Schools – New Jersey, an organization that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day. Its goal is to promote student achievement, transform schools, and re-imagine education in New Jersey; visit http://www.citizenschools.org/newjersey/.
The May 25 deadline for submissions to the inaugural NJCCA Legal Fiction Writing Competition is just two months away! Please consult the rules and regulations of the competition and copyright license agreement on the NJCCA’s website, http://news.acca.com/accnj/issues/2012-03-02/4.html.
Anticipation is continuing to grow for the NJCCA’s Golf/Tennis/Spa outing, scheduled for Thursday, June 21 at the Dolce Seaview Resort in Galloway, New Jersey. As the unofficial gateway to summer, this outing is always a highlight of our year. Members, sponsors and their spouses, significant others and children can enjoy a round of golf, indulge their passion for tennis, luxuriate in the resort’s award-winning Elizabeth Arden spa, or, if preferred, simply relax by the pool. We welcome our members and sponsors to bring their spouses, significant others and children, as the case may be. There will be something for everyone. Plans are in the works for CLE programming to be held at the resort on the morning of the outing. Please mark your calendars for this highly anticipated event!
Finally, the NJCCA celebrates two milestones later this year: First, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Annual All-Day CLE Conference on Friday, September 21, at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany. Second, we will celebrate our 25th anniversary as an ACC-affiliated chapter at our Annual Dinner on Wednesday, November 7 at the Dolce Hotel in Basking Ridge. These two events have been hugely popular and successful in recent years and plans are underway to make them even better this year.
NJCCA is the only professional association dedicated exclusively to promoting the interests of New Jersey’s in-house legal community, and it is our pleasure to be of service to you. Please feel free to call me at (201) 272-5308 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if there is anything you would like to discuss.
Joseph M. Aronds