Op-Ed

Is There a Prosecutor in the House?

By Sharon B. Ransavage |

Can it be that some people are insulated from prosecution by virtue of the very power that they hold?

Why We Do the Work

By Paula Franzese |

Words of inspiration from a law professor.

The 'Imperial' Judiciary Is Doing Just Fine

By Harvey Weissbard |

Naveen Nadipuram's intemperate rant in his Oct. 4 op-ed, concerning the decision by U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker invalidating the California voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, entirely misses the point when he chastises the court for "inventing a right to same-sex marriage."

Spring Cleaning

By Peter H. Lederman |

We should take a fresh look at our motor vehicle laws, and put together a new code that innovates and addresses today's motor vehicle problems.

Equitable Distribution for Period of Pre-marital Cohabitation

By Louis Locascio |

A New Jersey statute was interpreted to permit a spouse to be entitled to equitable distribution of assets earned not only during the marriage but also during the parties' pre-marital cohabitation.

Co-equal Branches of Government vs. Dictatorship

By Joseph P. Castiglia |

A commentary on the independence of our three branches of government.

Mindful Lawyering

By John J. Van Dyken |

The answer to dealing with the stress of legal practice is within each of us--it is called mindfulness.

Appellate Court too Lenient on Convicted Rapist

By Louis Locascio |

Based on the heinous nature of the facts, this author respectfully disagrees with a recent appellate decision.

Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi

Instilling Widespread Fear Does not Make us Safer

By Lori A. Nessel |

Using immigration law to rule a significant portion of our population through fear is counter to any notion of democracy and good governance and will pose long-term costs to society.

Celebrating our Love of the Law

By Paula A. Franzese |

While the law may not always love us back, love for our craft is always a choice. Exercised persistently, it can move mountains.

So Political!

By Peter Lederman |

In this time of "change" that elected our new president, it's time for us to take care of business at home and reform our municipal courts.

Bar Associations Strongly Decry Trump Immigration Orders

Affinity bar associations across this state have come together to declare "that something is wrong" and we "are not afraid to speak up."

Editorial on Revamped Remediation Rule Got It Wrong

By John Oberer |

The editorial, "Revamped Remediation Rule Yields Absurd Result" misreads the impact of a recent appellate decision.

The Uninsured Motorist Scam

By Stephen Hankin |

This commentary explores the need for legislative or regulatory action mandating an award of attorney fees and costs for a prevailing insured's limited pursuit of a property damage claim under New Jersey's Uninsured Motorist Act.

What Is a 'Gifted' Child?

By Louis Locascio |

Being motivated and focused does not make a child "gifted."