MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood, Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Chris Schellhorn, Assistant Prosecutor Reema Kareer, and Assistant Prosecutor Kelly Sandler will be lecturing on a wide variety of criminal law topics as part of the New Jersey State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program throughout New Jersey. All licensed attorneys in New Jersey must complete 24 credit hours of Continuing Legal Education Courses every two years to remain in good standing with the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood was chosen as a speaker for the 2019 Criminal Law College seminar entitled “Handling a Criminal Case from Arraignment to Appeal”, which will be held on August 22, 2019. She will be one of four speakers on the panel instructing criminal trial lawyers as to the “ins and outs” of prosecuting or defending a criminal case from start to finish. As a member of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for over two decades, CAP Calderwood has prosecuted a significant number of successful cases including high-profile homicide and major crimes cases. She is currently the Chief Assistant Prosecutor of the Major Crimes Unit and the General Investigations Unit.
Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Chris Schellhorn will be a speaker at the Criminal Trial Advocacy Summer Institute, which takes place on October 5, 2019. The topic of the class is “Identifying, Preparing, and Presenting Expert Witnesses” and will provide those in attendance with important information covering the utilization of expert witnesses in criminal trials. As the Supervising Assistant Prosecutor of the Major Crimes and Fire/Environmental Units, SAP Schellhorn has significant experience in criminal trials. Chris is also a trustee of the Morris County Bar Association.
Assistant Prosecutor Reema Kareer was recently named as a Co-Chair on the New Jersey State Bar Association Government, Public Sector, and Public Interest Lawyers Special Committee. This committee provides a forum for New Jersey lawyers working in the public sector to discuss needs and issues related to their various areas of work. Assistant Prosecutor Kareer also served as a moderator for a program titled “Fostering the Public Trust: Public Sector Lawyering and the Poison of Public Corruption” at the New Jersey State Bar Association Conference in May. Panelists covered the impact that corruption has on the public’s trust of those in positions of power.
Assistant Prosecutor Kelly Sandler was named a Co-Chair of the Women Lawyers Section of the Morris County Bar Association. This committee provides an opportunity for extended learning and networking among female leaders of the Bar in Morris County. Assistant Prosecutor Sandler also facilitates the planning for the Continuing Legal Education program for the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office in-house training.
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said, “We are extremely proud to have these exemplary Assistant Prosecutors at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. I am very proud that they have been selected by their peers for these leadership positions. Maggie, Chris, Reema, and Kelly are outstanding members of our office and are leaders among the Bar throughout the State of New Jersey”.