Prol's keynote at State Bar Annual Meeting
SPARTA. A longtime advocate of civil rights, Thomas H. Prol, a partner at Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP, delivered the keynote talk at the NJ Bar Association's Annual Meeting.


Thomas Prol

Thomas H. Prol, a partner at Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP, presented at the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Annual Meeting as part of a program on “The Law, Cultural Competency, and the LGBTQ Community.”
Prol opened the program with a keynote analysis of the past treatment of LGBTQ people before the New Jersey courts in commemoration of the June 28 occasion of the 50th anniversary of the New York City Stonewall riots, the birth of the modern LGBTQ equality movement.
Prol, the first openly gay president of the NJSBA and a member of the governing body of the American Bar Association, engages a visible portfolio of activism to advance access to justice, diversity and inclusion, and equal rights. He is a founding and current executive board member of Garden State Equality, the leading LGBTQ rights organization in New Jersey.
During his tenure as New Jersey State Bar Association President, he spearheaded efforts to ratify the long-delayed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. For almost two decades, Prol has been a vocal advocate on civil rights issues, and was a prominent voice pushing for marriage equality in New Jersey, as well as the state’s anti-bullying legislation.
The 8 a.m. program on Thursday, May 16 was held during the NJSBA Annual Meeting on May 15-17, 2019 at the Borgata Hotel & Spa in Atlantic City. The NJSBA Annual Meeting is the premiere legal education forum for New Jersey lawyers and is expected to attract over 3,200 attendees.
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