NEW BRUNSWICK — Over 100 active-duty, reserve and civilian attorneys are expected to take part in Saturday’s 11th Annual Military Law and Veterans’ Affairs Symposium.
The daylong conference will focus on what the rule of law means at home and abroad. The day will feature the insights of military leaders who were charged with instilling the rule of law in Iraq and Afghanistan. Judges and lawyers will also discuss the critical issues and initiatives that matter to our country’s service members and their families as they return home.
“It has been a critical mission of the New Jersey State Bar Association to welcome home personnel returning from active duty to civilian life who often need help with employment, finance, family or medical issues that arise as a direct result of their transition back-and-forth between their military and civilian roles. We stand ready to provide all the support and help that we, as members of the bar, can provide,” said New Jersey State Bar President Kevin P. McCann. The event is being organized by the state bar association, it’s foundation, and educational partner, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, as well as several other organizations in the legal community.
Among the featured speakers are Col. Charles M. Grinnell, U.S. Army Reserve Commander of the U.S. Army Rule of Law Team in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Judge Robert T. Russell Jr. of the Veterans Treatment Court in Buffalo, N.Y., a hybrid drug and mental health court that serves veterans who are struggling with addiction. Col Sanford Rader, ret. will receive the second annual Military Support Award.
The event is free to attend and will be held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick.