Sunday, May 22, 2016

NJSBA CONVENTION DIVERSITY LUNCHEON, JAMES DALE AND THE BOY SCOUTS

The NJSBA Diversity Committee works with the entire NJSBA community to support the mission and vision of the NJSBA, and to ensure that diversity, in its many forms, is understood, respected and valued. The NJSBA Diversity Committee will guide efforts to conceptualize, assess, and cultivate diversity as an institutional and educational resource.  The NJSBA Diversity Committee seeks to collaborate with all sections and committees to provide a comprehensive, organization-wide approach to diversity and inclusivity, access, and equity.
James Dale speaks at the NJSBA Diversity luncheon, Thomas Prol, president of the NJSBA and
Richard G Mason  in audience




Morally Straight - James Dale on the Boy Scouts of America and Fighting for Equality in the 21st Century
New Jersey State Bar Foundation (Presidential Initiative Track)
The New Jersey State Bar Association is proud to host an important program that explores the impact and legacy of one of the critical legal cases on the issues of equality in recent years: James Dale v. Boy Scouts of America, et al. 160 N.J. 562 (1999) and Boy Scouts of America, et al. v. James Dale, 530 U.S. 640 (2000).
 
The program featured not only a keynote address by James Dale at the Annual Diversity Luncheon, but also former Chief Justice Deborah Poritz, who wrote the unanimous NJ Supreme Court Opinion, Evan Wolfson, who was Mr. Dale's attorney at Lambda Legal Defense before the New Jersey and United States Supreme Courts and is the founder and president of Freedom to Marry, Richard G Mason, Partner of Wachtell Lipton and long time Boy Scout board member, and New York Law School Professor Arthur S. Leonard who has chronicled the legal history of the LGBT movement for over three decades in the monthly LGBT Law Notes publication.


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