The New Jersey State Bar Association - the largest private organization of lawyers in the State - frequently appears (often by invitation) before the New Jersey Supreme Court on issues of particular concern to the Court, the Bar, and the public. I am proud to be a member of the amicus committee and to have briefed and argued for the NJSBA in two cases (Kernahan and Chaparro Nieves) in the past couple years before the State Supreme Court.
This body of work illustrates a bar association which takes to heart its role as both advocate for the interests of lawyers, and for defending the principle of access to justice. - GWCNJSBA Amicus Cases
New Jersey Council on Local MandatesDocket No. COLM-0004-16The association is seeking to be an amicus party in a matter pending before the New Jersey Council on Local Mandates that challenges bail reform measures. Click here to read the brief written by Thomas H. Prol, Esq.The Council on Local Mandates released a transcript of the Feb. 15 arguments about criminal justice reform, where the measure was upheld. NJSBA President Thomas H. Prol argued on behalf of the association. To read the account, click here. Supreme Court of the United States Docket No.: 16-780The association urged the nation's highest court to review bona fide office rules.Click here to read the brief written by Thomas H. Prol, Esq. and David B. Rubin, Esq. Moreland v. Parks Appellate Division Docket No.: A-4754-16T4Trial Court Docket No: MER-L- 227-11At issue is a case where appellant is making a claim for emotional distress denied by the trial court because they are not the biological parent.