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For immediate release: April 10, 2006
For further information contact: Winnie Comfort or Tammy Kendig

Law Clerk Panel Discussion to Be Held At Rutgers Law School-Camden

Appellate Division Judge Joseph F. Lisa and Camden Vicinage General Equity Presiding Judge M. Allan Vogelson will participate in a panel discussion on clerkships within the New Jersey Judiciary at Rutgers Law School-Camden on April 12. The program will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in room 103 of the law school at 217 North Fifth Street in Camden.

The judges and their current law clerks will give participants an overview of the Judiciary's law clerk program, including the importance of a clerkship in building a career in the law, the role and function of law clerks in the New Jersey court system, the qualifications that must be met, and the application process. In addition to law students, high schoolers and those considering attending law school are invited to attend.

"Our law clerks are vital to the judges they serve," said Judge Philip S. Carchman, acting administrative director of the courts. "Whether it precedes a career in private practice or public service, a clerkship gives new law school graduates the opportunity to gain real-world, hands-on experience that will serve them well in their careers."

Each year the Judiciary hires approximately 480 law clerks to work closely with judges and justices in Superior and Appellate Division Courts, the Tax Court and the Supreme Court. This year-long learning experience gives new attorneys the opportunity to observe and participate in the legal process by working closely with judges to manage caseloads, mediate disputes, and research and draft court orders and opinions.

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