NJILGA - New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys


NJILGA Seeks Nominations
for the William F. Cox Award



NJILGA Baseball Event a SuccessLakewood Blue Claws Stadium
The Institute held its annual baseball event on July 10, 2014 at the Blue Claws Stadium in Lakewood. Members and guests enjoyed a picnic prior to the baseball game.  Event Chairman Ray Bolanowski reports that the weather was great and the sold-out event included numerous children.  The Blue Claws were victorious over the Delmarva Shorebirds by a score of 5-4.  Thanks to Ray and the other members who worked on this event.

Day at Monmouth Track Enjoyed by Members and Guests

Winning Jockey Trevor McCarthy is congratulated by (L to R) Immediate Past President Michael Rubin, Trustee Michele Donato, Past President Peter Jost, and Trustee and Event Chairman Nick Montenegro.  Members and guests enjoyed a complimentary buffet luncheon and a panoramic view of the track in the air-conditioned Parterre Box.  A great time was had by all.  Winnings and losses are not subject to OPRA !  Many thanks to Chairman Nick Montenegro and his office for their excellent handling of this event.
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Honoring John J. McKniff
NJILGA Honors John J. McKniff  -- On December 4, 2013, NJILGA Past President, A. Michael Rubin, Senior Trustee, William J. Kearns and First Vice President, Robert F. Renaud journeyed to Wayne, New Jersey to present a resolution honoring John J. McKniff, Esq. at a meeting of the Wayne Township Council, where Mr. McKniff has served as Assistant Township Attorney since 1988. Read more...

NJILGA Presents CLE Programs in Atlantic City
Atlantic City at night

The New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA) presented a full slate of CLE programs on November 20 & 21, 2013, at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Convention in Atlantic City, NJ.  A complete listing of the scheduled programs that were presented, as well as the CLE credits available, is shown on the following link Read more...


NJILGA’s Annual Meeting was held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.   The meeting was chaired by President Trishka Waterbury Cecil and the agenda included the election of Trustees and other regular business.    

The following Trustees were elected for a two-year term Read more...
Michael A. Pane Ethics In Government Award To Be Preserved
Michael A Pane Sr
Michael A. Pane Sr.
Michael A Pane Jr
Michael A Pane Jr.

Following the recent untimely death of Michael A. Pane, Jr., arrangements have been made with the Pane family to continue the Michael A. Pane Ethics in Government Award. Read more 

The Diplomate in New Jersey Local Government Law Program of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys is now being offered in cooperation with the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. The Diplomate in New Jersey Local Government Law expires in five years from the date of completion of the course requirements of the program. In order to renew the Diplomate, an individual must have completed 30 hours of continuing legal education. A course and/or seminar taken to satisfy the mandatory continuing legal education requirements of the Supreme Court qualify for credit toward the 30 hours. Renewal applications may be downloaded here. Any questions should be directed to Trishka Waterbury Cecil at : (609) 921-6543, or trishka@mgplaw.com

Bulletin Archive


Welcome to the NJILGA website. We use this medium to effectively communicate with our members as well as provide them updated information on topics related to muncipal law. Back issues of the Local Government Law Review are available in the member area of the website. NJILGA also provides opportunities for its members to earn CEU credits at our seminars and network with others in our profession at our social events..

If you have items of interest, comments, changes of content or other topics that you would like to contribute to the website, please contact Peter Jost, directly at peterjostatty2@gmail.com.

Please consider joining us if you are not currently a member. We welcome new members who share our interests.

Trishka Waterbury Cecil, President 

What Do You Miss
If You Are Not A Member Of NJILGA?

For one thing, Trishka Waterbury Cecil’s Annual Municipal Law Year-End Review, which contains an outline of 2013’s most important local government cases in New Jersey.  If you were able to attend our CLE programs at the League of Municipalities Convention in Atlantic City, you were able to receive a copy of Trishka’s Year-End Municipal Law Review. 

If you were unable to attend the CLE programs, you can still access the 2013Year-End Review, but only in the Members Section!  So why not join NJILGA today, to receive this and many other benefits, including: (find out more)

Members Area
Diplomate Certificate Course
New Jersey Municipalities Magazine

Congratulating the winning jockey
Winning jockey Kendrick Carmouche is congratulated by (L to R) Mrs. Dominick DiYanni, Trustee Dominick DiYanni, Immediate Past President Michael Rubin, Trustee Michele Donato and Past President, Peter Jost.

The New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys held its annual Day at the Races at Monmouth Park Track, Oceanport, New Jersey on Friday, August 9, 2013. A great time was had by all.  Winnings and losses are classified ! more photos Many thanks to Chairman and Past President Nick Montenegro for his usual excellent job on this event.


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