John C. Connell, Recipient of the 2008 Saint Thomas More Award

John C. Connell, Recipient of the 2008 Saint Thomas More Award

On October 19, 2008, attorney John C. Connell, was presented with the Saint Thomas More Award during the “Red Mass” at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, in Camden, N.J. Mr. Connell was recognized for his exceptional leadership as President of the Camden Center for Law and Social Justice.

Connell is a Partner at the law firm of Archer, P.C., in Haddonfield, where he concentrates his practice on civil commercial litigation, with a primary focus in the areas of employment and civil rights law, media and communications law, intellectual property litigation, healthcare law, and appellate advocacy.

The Camden Center for Law and Social Justice, Inc. (CCLSJ) is a privately funded, non-profit, faith based public interest law center dedicated to serving the legal needs of the immigrant community and working poor in the City of Camden and throughout the Southern New Jersey region. CCLSJ concentrates its practice in immigration law, family law, protecting victims of domestic violence, and general civil law. CCLSJ was founded over fourteen years ago to provide legal assistance to those who otherwise would not have access to legal services.

A “Red Mass” is held annually in more than half the states of the United States. The “Red Mass” is traditionally a Solemn Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrated at the beginning of the judicial year to invoke God’s blessing and guidance in the administration of justice. The “Red Mass” is named from the red vestments used in celebrating the Mass and from the red robes traditionally worn by judges in the Middle Ages.

Archer, P.C., is a full-service law firm with more than 150 lawyers in six offices serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 80 years. The firm’s principal office is in Haddonfield, N.J., with offices in Princeton and Flemington, N.J., Philadelphia, Pa., Wilmington, Del., and New York, N.Y. For more information visit

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