Color of Justice Program at Rutgers Law School-Newark

Oct 26, 2019 - All day - Oct 26, 2019


123 Washington Street

Newark, NJ 07102

Thank You to our NAWJ New Jersey Chapter Color of Justice Program Sponsors:

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
The Law Offices of Barbara B. Comerford
New Jersey State Bar Foundation
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey
Garden State Bar Association


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8:00 am - 9:00 am       REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

9:00 am - 9:15 am       WELCOMING REMARKS

Dean David Lopez, Co-Dean, Rutgers Law School

Dean Kathleen Boozang, Seton Hall Law School

Linda Harvey, Esq., President, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Melinda Colon Cox, Esq., President, Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey

Andrew Sarrol. Esq, President, Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey

William T. Rogers, III, Esq., President, Garden State Bar Association


9:15 am 10:30 am       LEADERS IN THE LAW PANEL

Moderator: Judge Rosemary Gambardella, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey


Paulette Brown, Esq., Former President of the American Bar Association

Honorable Julio Fuentes, United States Court of Appeals For the Third Circuit

Assignment Judge Bonnie Mizdol, Bergen County, New Jersey

Evelyn Padin, Esq., President, New Jersey State Bar Association

Associate Justice Anne Patterson, New Jersey Supreme Court


10:45 am -12:10 pm    CAREERS IN THE LAW PANEL

Moderator and Participant, Barbara Comerford, Esq., Law Offices of Barbara B. Comerford


Brian Quinn, Esq., Senior Manager, Legislative and Government Affairs,

Andrew Sarrol, Esq., Deputy Attorney General, EEOC, State of New Jersey

Sapana Shah, Esq., Law Offices of Sapana Shah

Commissioner Jiles Ship, Member of Criminal Sentencing and Disposition Commission; Former President, NOBLE


12:10 pm - 1:00 pm    PATHWAYS TO THE LAW PANEL

Moderator: Elizabeth A. Davies, Esq.


Elizabeth Abitanto, Managing Director of Programs, New Jersey LEEP

Charles Auffant, Esq. Professor Rutgers Law School

Linda McDonald Carter, Esq, Director, Essex County College Paralegal Program

Karen Gomez, Assistant Director, Financial Aid, Seton Hall University School of Law


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm      CLOSING REMARKS AND LUNCH

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