Family Law Inn of Court Named in Honor of Retired NJ Supreme Court Justice Virginia LongJuly 15, 2014 – Press Releases
The American Family Law Inn of Court will honor Virginia Long, former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice and currently counsel in the Princeton office of Fox Rothschild LLP, by launching the Justice Virginia Long Family Law Inn of Court on September 25. Long will also deliver the keynote speech on professionalism, one of the four core pillars of the American Inns of Court, at the opening session.
Justice Long served as a trial and appellate court judge for 23 years and as a New Jersey Supreme Court Justice for 12. Before retiring at the mandatory age of 70 in March 2013, she authored opinions on many important issues and is noted for her view on the death penalty, which she believes is impossible to apply rationally and consistently. She has been credited, with others, with informing the decision of the New Jersey Legislature to abolish the death penalty entirely in 2007, substituting life imprisonment without the possibility of parole as the applicable punishment.
At Fox Rothschild, Justice Long devotes her efforts to assisting clients with ethics and appellate matters, corporate governance and governmental integrity investigations and to serving as an arbitrator and mediator. She also spearheads the firm’s pro bono efforts in New Jersey.