J. Cafferty attended Rutgers University and graduated with a B.A.
in 1969 and Rutgers School of Law in Newark with a J.D. in 1972.
He is a partner in the firm of McGimpsey & Cafferty located
in Somerset, New Jersey. Mr. Cafferty has been the General Counsel
for the New Jersey Press Association for approximately 30 years.
In addition, he has represented a number of newspapers throughout
New Jersey. He was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Defamation
Working Group for the 1984 Judicial Conference, a member of the
Supreme Court Media Relations Committee, and a member of the Martin
Committee of the Supreme Court to review and advise the Supreme
Court on a policy governing commercial filming in court facilities.
He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Communications Law for
Rutgers School of Communications, Information, and Library Sciences
located in New Brunswick.