Op-Ed

Paula Franzese

In Defense of Hope

By Paula A. Franzese |

The end of this fraught year, and the start of another, presents the opportunity to take stock of our first principles and remember why we chose this craft, what we stand for and how we would want to be remembered.

Teacher Seniority Is Not the Root of All Evil

By Kenneth I. Nowak |

Response to a previous op-ed that argued in favor of setting aside seniority and tenure laws governing the order of teacher layoffs.

The author with his son and law partner, Jonas Seigel, in Stry, Ukraine.

Finding Roots Through a Legal Assignment

By Jan Seigel |

A lawyer pays homage to his father while on a trip to Ukraine to teach at Odessa Law School.

Lessons Politicians Can Learn from Trial Lawyers

By Christopher M. Placitella |

Reflections on the presidential eletion and the importance of messaging.

Will Bail Reform in NJ Have Positive Impact on Immigrant Community?

By Milena A. Wilson |

In January 2017, a new bail system will be in effect in New Jersey; will the new system impact bond relief from immigration detention?

Mandatory CLE Is Good for NJ Lawyers and Judges

By Thomas H. Prol |

The president of the NJ State Bar Association responds to criticism of mandatory CLE.

Make New Jersey Great Again?

By Peter Lederman |

A DWI defense attorney wonders what it would be like if one of our gubernatorial candidates took the Donald Trump approach and told us they wanted to "make New Jersey great again."

NJ Parents Fight Unjust Teacher Layoff Law

By Kent Yalowitz, William Trousdale, and Kathleen Reilly |

In a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the state's "last-in, first-out" (LIFO) teacher layoff law, parents argue that the quality-blind teacher layoff and re-employment mandate unjustly leaves ineffective teachers in classrooms.

Pay Equity and the New EEO-1 Reporting Requirements

By Kathleen McLeod Caminiti and Sarah Wieselthier |

The EEOC finally approved changes to the Employer Information Report, commonly known as the EEO-1, which for the first time will require employers with 100 or more employees to report pay data.