Upcoming NJSMPA Events
NJSMPA Quarterly Meeting
Friday, May 5, 2017
60 Woodland Road
Please RSVP by April 28
The New Jersey State Municipal Prosecutors Association (NJSMPA) was organized in 2004 to provide a collective voice for municipal prosecutors and to foster a sense of camaraderie among our members.
Since our founding, we have worked to make the NJSMPA a potent voice state-wide. We have secured a seat on the State Supreme Court’s Municipal Court Practice Committee, the body that recommends improvements and modifications to the Part VII Court Rules Governing the Municipal Courts. We are frequently represented at meetings of the 21 Assistant County Prosecutors, who serve as our “supervisors,” and are in regular communication with the Attorney General’s office. The NJSMPA has also testified before the state legislature in Trenton on bills affecting municipal court practice.
In the area of professional development, the NJSMPA offers continuing legal education courses, often at our quarterly meetings, and at the New Jersey League of Municipalities conference in Atlantic City. We are now a League Affiliate, and have a seat on the Legislative Committee.
My predecessor Presidents and Boards have worked diligently to make the NJSMPA a respected, sought-after voice in conversations affecting Municipal Court practice in New Jersey. As important, the NJSMPA is increasingly becoming an organization where municipal prosecutors gather, in person and virtually, to share news, support and legal strategies related to our prosecutorial work.
With our current Board, I aim to build on this momentum toward a stronger, more coordinated, and effective organization whose primary goal is to promote justice in New Jersey’s municipal courts. We need to keep pace with -- and stay ahead of -- changes that impact our practice from the local, county and state levels. There is so much to do.
If you are a municipal prosecutor, please become an active member. We look forward to working with you!
Annette DePalma, Esq.