OPD's 50th Anniversary Gala a Memorable Event

On October 6th, almost 700 people celebrated the OPD's 50th Anniversary at the Hyatt in New Brunswick.  It was a memorable evening highlighted by an excellent film directed by Assistant Pubic Defender Kevin Walker, an inspiring keynote address by Stephen Bright, and the presentation of Lifetime Achievement Awards to Jim Smith (Appellate), Jerry Henry (Director of Administration), John McMahon (Essex Trial Region), and Judy Smith (Confidential Aide to the Public Defender).