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CONGRATULATE THE HONOREES AND SUPPORT THE GREAT WORK OF THE FOUNDATION

The Foundation is providing LAW FIRM LEADERSHIP sponsorship opportunities for its Medal of Honor Annual Award Dinner to be held Monday, Sept. 12, at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ.

Sponsorship at the Law Adventure Level ($7,500) includes Cocktail Hour Sponsorship, Thank You in dinner program, on event banner and all publicity and follow up; full-page ad in the Ad Journal; 10 dinner tickets.

Sponsorship at the Law Fair Level ($5,000) includes Thank You in dinner program, on event banner and all publicity; full-page ad in the Ad Journal; 10 dinner tickets.

Sponsorship at the Leadership Level ($2,500) includes Thank You in dinner program, on event banner and all publicity; full-page ad in the Ad Journal; five dinner tickets.

 For more information about Sponsorship Opportunities, contact Cynthia Pellegrino at cpellegrino@njsbf.org or call 732-937-7507. 

Single tickets and tables of 10 may also be purchased online for your convenience (additional fee applies) at mohawardsdinner.eventbrite.com.

 For tickets and tables without fees, please contact cpellegrino@njsbf.org 

 

THE HONORABLE PETER G. VERNIERO (Ret.), WAYNE J. POSITAN, ESQ. NAMED 2016 MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS; AWARDS DINNER RECEPTION SEPT. 12

Come join your friends and colleagues as they help us honor this year's recipients of the NJ State Bar Foundation's highest accolade, the Medal of Honor. Awards dinner reception Monday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m., The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ. To send a congratulatory greeting via the Program Journal to the honorees or for info on sponsorship opportunities, contact Cynthia Pellegrino at 732-937-7507 or cpellegrino@njsbf.org. 

To learn more about Justice Verniero, go here. To read about Wayne Positan, go here

DONATE TO NJSBF AT NO COST TO YOU WHEN YOU SHOP AMAZONSMILE.COM

Next time you shop on Amazon, be sure to go through AmazonSmile.com and designate the NJ State Bar Foundation to receive a percentage of your purchase of eligible items. Find all the details at  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-6074475.

ATT TEACHERS: GET READY FOR COURTROOM ARTIST STUDENT COMPETITION FOR 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

High school teachers, learn how to encourage your school's art students to draw their mock trial team in action when the new term begins. Register now for an October 19 teachers' workshop explaining the rules and offering tips for successful sketches, and find the official competition entry form here.

HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL SNEAK PREVIEW

This year, we have a mock trial case that is about a mock trial competition!

After years of trying, Metropolitan High School's mock trial team finally defeated longtime rival Greenward Academy in the Metropolitan County finals, only to find their victory dampened in light of allegations of cheating. Did a student blogger from Greenward defame senior Shea Simmons, a star student-attorney from Metropolitan, causing Simmons to lose a much needed college scholarship?

Our 2016-2017 Mock Trial Workbook, which includes the new case, rules and procedures, will be released in September (date to be announced). For more information and to register for our free Mock Trial Workshop for coaches, click here.

IT'S BACK! THE STATE BAR FOUNDATION'S FIFTH ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW OPENS WED., SEPT. 21, 6 P.M. WITH A MEET-THE-ARTISTS RECEPTION--FREE

The reception begins immediately after ICLE's Art-Law Symposium. Participants in the symposium and everyone else are invited to the reception, 6-8 p.m., for hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and desserts. The show runs September 21-October 21. Direct questions to Cynthia Pellegrino at cpellegrino@njsbf.org.

LAW FAIR AND LAW ADVENTURE 2017 RULES BOOKLETS NOW AVAILABLE

The 2017 rules booklets for the Law Fair Competition (for grades 3-6) and for the Law Adventure Competition (grades 7 and 8) are now available. For details and to download the Law Fair rules booklet, click here. For information about Law Adventure and to download that rules booklet, click here.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR OCT. WORKSHOP AND MAY PROGRAMS

The Foundation will conduct a free Law Fair/Law Adventure Workshop for teachers of grades 3-8 on October 7, 2016, at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. To register, click here.

Registration is also open for the free Law Fair and Law Adventure interactive spring programs where teachers of grades 3-8 and their students will hear original, winning mock trial cases presented by their peers and will serve as jurors. To register for a Law Fair program, click here. To register for a Law Adventure program, click here.  

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2016 CONFLICT RESOLUTION, PEER MEDIATION AND CHARACTER EDUCATION TRAININGS

Find registration and general information here.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2016 TEASING AND BULLYING TRAININGS

Find registration and general information here.

SUMMER 2016 ISSUE OF THE FORUM NEWSLETTER

Find the latest issue of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation's newsletter here.

A GUIDE FOR ATTORNEYS WHOSE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED CLIENTS BECOME INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Provided by the Arc of NJ, here

UPDATED EDITION OF DISABILITY LAW PRIMER NOW AVAILABLE

Read about it here.  Download it here or order it here.  Always free.  

NEW PRICING ON LAW CENTER COMMEMORATIVE BRICKS-- RESERVE YOURS TODAY

See details in right column.

FOUNDATION PROGRAMS, RESOURCES, PUBLICATIONS AT A GLANCE

Here they are, in one handy, newly updated info sheet.

ATTORNEY-SPEAKERS NEEDED TO DISCUSS CRIMINAL LAW IN PASSAIC AND BERGEN COUNTIES

Speakers willing to address schools, senior centers and community groups on all aspects of the law are needed, but especially so as above. You can sign up here. Thank you!

HELP THE STATE BAR FOUNDATION FULFILL ITS VITAL MISSION TO EDUCATE NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS OF ALL AGES ABOUT THE LAW. 

***Please make a tax-deductible donation today.  Thank you!***

 

Make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION to the New Jersey State Bar Foundation

Help Us Make Better Informed Citizens.

Your generosity will help the Foundation fulfill its vital mission to educate the public about all aspects of the law that affect our daily lives--plus you'll get a head start on tax deductions for this year. Read about just some of the good work of the Foundation and find a donation form here. Or engrave yourself in the history of the New Jersey Law Center by purchasing a commemorative brick on the portico of the New Jersey Law CenterSee details below.  

 

Join the COMMEMORATIVE BRICK CAMPAIGN and be engraved in the history of the New Jersey Law Center!

 

     For yourself, your family or firm--honor a beloved law professor or pay tribute to a mentor with this thoughtful  gesture. The bricks are precision engraved to last a lifetime.

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          NEW PRICING!  

4" X 8"   $300             

8" X 8"   $1,000

Engraving: 3 lines per 4" X 8" brick

                4 lines per 8" X 8" brick

                18 characters per line (including spaces and punctuation)

    To purchase now, go here

    For more information:

Contact Cynthia Pellegrino