On November 25, 2014, Thomas Prol, Esq., Partner at Laddey, Clark & Ryan will address the New Jersey Judicial College during the official annual educational assembly for members of the New Jersey Judiciary on issues concerning judicial temperament and treatment of litigants and members of the bar.
The Judicial College and the judicial seminars provide New Jersey judges with a wide range of academic programs to keep updated with developments in the law and judicial administration. The goal of the New Jersey Judicial Education Program is 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 concentrated areas of law and to provide training opportunities which improve public access to and knowledge of the judicial system.
“It is a distinct honor to address members of the New Jersey Judiciary at Judicial College,” states Prol. “I am immensely proud that this program has been developed as part of an effort by the Judiciary to stay abreast of important issues including remaining respectful of the litigants and members of the bar who appear before them.”
Prol concentrates his legal work in environmental law, public entity representation, business litigation and government services. He has taught at Rutgers University and NY Law School and worked as an environmental scientist and enforcement officer for the US Environmental Protection Agency. He has also held externships with the US Attorney’s Office (EDNY), the NYC Commission on Human Rights, CNN and the Carter Presidential Center.
Prol has been recognized for his advocacy in support of NJ’s landmark Anti-bullying Bill of Rights, marriage equality and other civil rights measures. He argued the defense of the bullying law before the NJ Council on Local Mandates. In addition, he appeared and filed numerous friend-of-the-court briefs over the last decade before the NJ Supreme Court and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
He currently serves as vice president of the New Jersey State Bar Association and is expected to ascend to the organization’s presidency in 2016. I