Cardozo Legal Society 

Cardozo Legal Society 

An affinity group of attorneys, judges, and law students that strengthens relationships through educational, social, and philanthropic activities, as well as offering opportunities for networking and leadership roles within the Jewish community.


*Cardozo Society is named after the renowned Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Benjamin Cardozo (1870-1938). Appointed to the Supreme Court in 1932 by President Herbert Hoover as a successor to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Cardozo was one of the foremost spokesmen on sociological jurisprudence. His views on the relationship of law to social change made him one of the most influential of U.S. judges. With Justices Louis D. Brandeis and Harlan F. Stone, he voted to uphold much early New Deal legislation, often dissenting from the majority opinion. Cardozo's legacy includes an expansion of the legal duty owed in tort law, expressed in the landmark New York case of MacPherson v. Buick, a seminal case for products liability. He also worked to undergird contract law with principles of fairness, changing a presumption of purely competitive behavior to one of mutually cooperative behavior, and making contract law more reasonable and practical.

Membership Requirements 

  • A minimum gift as per the schedule below to the Jewish Federation of  West- Central New Jersey annually
  • Be in good standing with the Legal community

Membership Options

  • Join for two years. ($800 in year one and $1,000 in year two)
  • Join for one year ($1,000)
  • Join for one year and have practiced law for fewer than 3 years ($360)
  • You have already donated to the Federation annual campaign for the current year at the Cardozo Society level and would like to start enjoying the benefits immediately.
  • You are a Student or Law Clerk and want to join for one year (FREE) 

Membership Duration 

Memberships begin on the date you join and run for one year. For example, if you join July 1 your membership will end the following year on June 30. 


Want to learn more? 

If you are instrested in joining the Cardozo Legal Society or need more infromation about this affinity group please reach out to Gayle Braunstein. 908.758.2002 or 




Cardozo Society Directory 

The Cardozo Legal Society is Co-Chaired by David Carton,Esq. & David Singer,Esq.