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Archer Selected to Represent New Jersey Press Association on Amicus Curiae Application

Haddonfield, NJ – (October 22, 2007) – John C. Connell, a shareholder with the law firm of Archer, P.C., was recently retained to represent the New Jersey Press Association (“NJPA”) on an amicus curiae application to the New Jersey Supreme Court. The NJPA sought to intervene in an appeal of a denial of an Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) request, involving the issues of the controlling procedural requirements for such a request and the calculation of the attorney’s fee award. The amicus application was granted on October 19, 2007.

Mr. Connell, chair of the firm’s media and communications group has represented both media and non-media clients on a broad variety of communications law issues, including national, regional, and local newspaper companies in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, national and local wire services, national television companies and local affiliates, regional and local cable stations, radio stations, a regional professional association, as well as local commercial companies, government officials, politicians, and private individuals. Among other things, Mr. Connell’s work has resulted in precedential reported opinions on First Amendment jurisprudence as well as public records and access issues.