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Norris McLaughlin, P.A.’ Member Speaks at New Jersey Judicial College

Posted on November 10th, 2008

The Honorable Jack L. Lintner a member of the Somerville law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A.,will participate in a panel, presenting “Recognizing & Responding to Possible Misconduct,” for the New Jersey Judicial College on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM.

The program will focus on the duty of judges to recognize and respond appropriately to ethical breaches and unprofessional conduct by attorneys, as well as the need for judges to be alert to situations that may expose them to allegations of judicial misconduct or inappropriate behavior. The goal of the Commission on Professionalism in the Law is to provide information and assistance so that judges can more effectively perform their duties and ensure that attorneys meet the standards of the legal profession.

The Judicial College is part of the Judicial Education Program, which primary goals are to refine the formal training activities for new judges and experienced judges with new assignments, to strengthen and expand continuing education programs for all judges, to develop programs which address the distinct educational needs of judges who work in highly specialized areas of law, and to provide training opportunities which improve public access to and knowledge of the judicial system. The Judicial College provides judges with a wide range of academic programs to keep abreast of developments in the law and judicial administration.

Judge Jack L. Lintner focuses his practice on alternative dispute resolution, insurance coverage issues and appellate advocacy consultation. He served 20 years in the New Jersey State Judiciary, appointed to the Appellate Division in 1999. He was a Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division from 2006 through his retirement in 2008. Judge Lintner began his judicial career as a trial judge in the Superior Court in Middlesex County in 1988, where he spent nine years in the civil court attaining the positions of Presiding Judge of the Civil and Chancery Divisions. During his tenure as a trial judge, he presided over the State tobacco litigation and dissolution of the Health Insurance Plan of New Jersey. While serving in the Law and Chancery Divisions, he was responsible for setting up and participating in numerous successful court-run mediation and settlement programs.

During his judicial career, Judge Lintner published over 100 opinions. He served on the Appellate Attorney Standards, the Appellate Division/Assignment Judge Liaison Standing and the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committees. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Civil Procedure Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law.

Prior to his appointment to the bench in 1988, Judge Lintner’s practice concentrated on civil litigation in both the state and federal courts. He was a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. He specialized in tort, products liability, construction, and insurance coverage litigation.

Judge Lintner has lectured extensively on a variety of topics for the New Jersey Judicial College and Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He is a recipient of the 2008 James J. McLaughlin Award from the Civil Trial Bar Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the 2001 Distinguished Service Award from the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Association.

Judge Lintner earned his J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1969, and his B.S. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 1966. He is a member of the American, New Jersey State, Somerset County and Middlesex County Bar Associations.

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