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September 14, 2023                                      Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, 5:00 p.m.

Via Zoom

October 5, 2023                                              Annual Trial Bar Awards Reception


6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Reception                    Pleasantdale Chateau

7:45 p.m. Program and Dessert                    757 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange, NJ

Trial Bar Award Honorees: Robert Kaplan, Jeralyn Lawrence, and Paul G. Nittoly

Daniel L. Golden Lifetime Achievement Award
Hon. John E. Wallace, Jr., Retired New Jersey Supreme Court Justice
Counsel – Brown & Connery, LLP

John E. Gregory, Jr.,Esq., Spevack Law Firm, will be installed as President 2023-2024

Invitation: click here

Ad Journal Reservation Form: click here

Admission for 1 person to Trial Bar Awards Reception

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October 19, 2023                                                 Annual Back to Basics for the Experienced Attorney

Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                          CLE Information: New Jersey Total 8.4, Includes Ethics 1.8

Via Zoom                                                                New York Total 8, Includes Ethics 1

                                                                                 Registration due Friday, October 13th

                                                                                 Registration form: here

Bressler, Amery & Ross Managing Principal Diana Manning Sworn in as Secretary of New Jersey State Bar Association


FLORHAM PARK, NJ (May 24, 2023) – Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. proudly announces that firm managing principal Diana Manning was installed as Secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The NJSBA is the state's largest professional organization of judges, lawyers, and legal professionals. Manning was sworn in on May 18, 2023 during the NJSBA’s 2023 Annual Convention in Atlantic City. 

"I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the members of the NJSBA," said Manning. "Observing the impact that those who have come before me have had on the legal community is inspiring, and I look forward to helping further the Association’s mission."

Manning is Bressler's first female firm managing principal. She leads the firm's Appellate and Business and Commercial Litigation practice groups. She is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Manning is a Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, a Vice Chair of the Civil Trial Bar Section and a former Trustee of the NJSBA. Diana is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court-appointed Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct, a Past Chair of the Association's Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee and a Past Chair of the District XA Ethics Committee.

In addition, Manning is President of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and past President of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey and Morris County Bar Association and served on the Board of Trustees for the Morris County Bar Foundation, CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties, Inc., and Literacy Volunteers of America-Bergen County.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, Manning received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and her B.A. from Rutgers College.

Emily A. Kaller

Appointed Chair of

New Jersey State Bar Association LGBTQ Rights Section:


Emily A. Kaller, a partner in the Greenbaum Rowe Smith & David LLP’s Litigation Department, has been appointed Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) LGBTQ Rights Section. Ms. Kaller was sworn into her new role during the Bar’s recent Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City.


Ms. Kaller has long been a passionate and proactive advocate for the rights of underrepresented individuals. On assuming leadership of the LGBTQ Rights Section, she comments: “I am so proud to serve as Section Chair. My goal for this year is to encourage, with the support of my firm, the many talented lawyers in our Section as they continue to promote the inclusion and acceptance of all members of the LGBTQ community by vigilantly defending and advancing the rights of LGBTQ individuals.”   


The LGBTQ Rights Section addresses issues that are of importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the legal profession. It advocates for and promotes the civil and human rights of the LGBTQ community, strives to improve access to justice for LGBTQ individuals and works to advance professional opportunities for LGBTQ attorneys and judges. Section members monitor and comment on new legislation, confer with legislators and give testimony in the state assembly and senate, and seek to advocate for the LGBTQ community in the courts and through legislative action.


Focusing her practice on commercial litigation, Ms. Kaller has experience in the prosecution and defense of financing, credit and other banking matters and contract disputes, representing clients in both state and federal courts and before the New Jersey Supreme Court, Appellate Division and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She is the Immediate Past President and Board of Trustees Chair of Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ), a past Chair of the NJSBA’s Women in the Profession Section, and a member of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey (AFBNJ) and the Middlesex County Bar Association (MCBA). She previously served numerous terms on the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts and serves on the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership Team.

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