Black History Month

Top row, L to R :
James H. Coleman Jr., first African-American Supreme Court justice; Yvonne LaMons first African-American female trial court administrator; John E. Wallace, New Jersey Supreme Court associate justice; Shirley Tolentino, first African-American woman to serve on the New Jersey Superior Court; Gregory Edwards, the Judiciary’s first African-American male trial court administrator; Lisa P. Thornton, first African-American female assignment judge.
Bottom row, L to R:
Herbert Samuel Jacobs, first African-American Superior Court judge in Atlantic County; Paulette Brown, first African-American woman to head the American Bar Association; Thurgood Marshall, first African-American associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; Lawrence M. Lawson, first African-American assignment judge in New Jersey; Bobby Battle, former director of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action for the Judiciary; John Rock, first African-American lawyer admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Watch Our 2018 Black History Month Video

Camden County Judge Charles Dortch talks about his experience with segregation as a child and the impact it had on his path to the bench.