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For Immediate Release:  
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November 1, 2005

Office of The Attorney General
- Peter C. Harvey, Attorney General
Division on Civil Rights
- Frank Vespa-Papaleo, Director

 

Lee Moore
609-292-4791
William Scheckel
973-648-4817

 

Media Advisory
Attorney General Peter C. Harvey and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights Will Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
The landmark NJ LAD is the nation’s oldest and most comprehensive civil rights legislation

What:
Attorney General Peter C. Harvey and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination with a reception at the recently reopened Historic Essex County Courthouse. The landmark New Jersey LAD is the nation’s oldest and most comprehensive civil rights legislation.

Who:

  • Attorney General Peter C. Harvey
  • J. Frank Vespa-Papaleo, Director, Division on Civil Rights
  • Hon. Dickinson R. Debevoise, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey;
  • Hon. Patricia Costello A.J.S.C, Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County;
  • Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex Country Executive
  • Stuart A. Hoberman, Esq., President, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Thomas P. Scrivo, Esq., President, Essex County Bas Association
  • James Dale (former LAD complainant in landmark case Dale v. Boy Scouts Of America);
  • Maria Pepe (former LAD complainant in landmark case Pepe v. Hoboken Little League).

When:
5:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Where:
Historic Essex County Courthouse
470 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Newark, N.J.

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