Castner named to top court panel

Among Chief Justice James Zazzali's appointees today to a Supreme Court committee that will overhaul the legal profession's continuing education standards are Assembly Majority Executive Director Bill Castner and James Lance, twin brother of Senate Minority Leader Leonard Lance. Former Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero will chair the panel. This is not the first time Castner served on a Supreme Court Committee: former Chief Justice Deborah Poritz appointed Castner, Zazzali's former clerk, to a committee that resolved a dispute between Legal Services of New Jersey and the state's financial services industry in 2005.

Castner named to top court panel