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WEST MORRIS MENDHAM HIGH SCHOOL WINS STATE MOCK TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The Morris County high school defeated Noor-Ul-Iman School of Middlesex County, who placed second in the competition. To read more, click here.
COURTROOM SKETCH ARTISTS RECEIVE RECOGNITION
Winners in the Foundation's High School Courtroom Sketch Artist Competition were recognized at the mock trial finals. For more, click here.
HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR HOBOKEN TRAIN LEGAL QUESTIONS
The New Jersey State Bar Association knows many people may have legal questions about the recent train crash in Hoboken. For residents looking to find legal help, here are some useful links. The Hudson County Bar Association has a lawyer referral service here. The New Jersey State Bar Foundation has an informational guide about consumer law that includes information about hiring an attorney, read the excerpt here. And the American Bar Association also offers resources for finding an attorney. Learn more here. As always, the NJSBA encourages people to consult with an attorney to ensure their rights are being protected.
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR NJSBF 2017 MEDAL OF HONOR AWARD
The Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2017 Medal of Honor Award, the organization's highest accolade. For more information or for a nomination form, click here. NOTE: The date for submission of nominations has been extended to February 24, 2017.
ATT TEACHERS: GET READY FOR COURTROOM ARTIST STUDENT COMPETITION FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION WORKBOOK NOW AVAILABLE
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?
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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.
WINNERS OF THE FOUNDATION'S LAW FAIR AND LAW ADVENTURE COMPETITIONS HAVE BEEN SELECTED
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. To download the Law Fair rules booklet, click here. To download the Law Adventure rules booklet, click here.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR MAY PROGRAMS FOR GRADES 3-8
Registration is 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 (grades 3-6), click here. To register for a Law Adventure program (grades 7 and 8), click here.
A GUIDE FOR ATTORNEYS WHOSE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED CLIENTS BECOME INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Provided by the Arc of NJ, here.
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