|James Dale speaks at the NJSBA Diversity luncheon, Thomas Prol, president of the NJSBA and|
Richard G Mason in audience
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.