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LAW AND DISABILITY ISSUES CONFERENCE MARCH 12

Two years after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, various cases and issues continue. Plus workshops on care for the chronically ill, the new Medicaid Expansion Program, and current issues regarding community housing with support for people with disabilities. Call 1-800-FREE LAW for a registration form or find a brochure with full information and a registration form here. All details may be found here. 

BOARDWALK EMPIRE AUTHOR GIFTS FOUNDATION WITH PROCEEDS FROM NEW  BOOK

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation thanks Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson and his publisher, Rutgers University Press.  Read the details here.

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

See details at right.

NOTICE TO THE BAR: NJ STATE BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERS AND NON-LAWYERS ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT RESUMES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR POSITIONS ON THE BAR FOUNDATION'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

Completed questionnaires must be returned by March 6. Find full details here.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FREE LAW-RELATED EDUCATION CONFERENCE MAY 1

Attention educators: Register now for a day of stimulating presentations and workshops, starting off with keynote speaker Bret D. Schundler, former NJ Commissioner of Education, who will address public, private, parochial and charter school teaching models.  Find full information and a registration form here. Please print the form, fill it out and and postal mail it with a $20 refundable deposit check payable to New Jersey State Bar Foundation to the address indicated. Space is limited. No faxes or emails will be accepted. Contact fnathan@njsbf.org with any questions. 

REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER 2015 TEASING AND BULLYING TRAININGS

The Foundation's popular, award-winning training has been updated to meet the growing needs of the education community in New Jersey.  Find all open training dates as well as registration and general information here.

REGISTER NOW FOR 2014-2015 TRAININGS IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION, PEER MEDIATION AND CHARACTER EDUCATION

Educators can find all open training dates as well as registration and general information here.

HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL WORKBOOK FOR 2014-2015 READY FOR DOWNLOADING

An overnight school trip turns into a nightmare for a high school senior who leaves the hotel after curfew without permission. Are the student and parent to blame or the teacher and school district? That's the question students will tackle as they take on the roles of lawyers, witnesses and jurors in the 2014-2015 Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition. For more information and to download the workbook, which contains the rules, procedures and the new case, click here.

In order to better follow the New Jersey and Federal Rules of Evidence, as well as some of the National High School Mock Trial Championship rules, our Mock Trial Rules of Evidence have been revised beginning with this season. See Parts V and VI of the workbook.

MEDAL OF HONOR

The Foundation's most prestigious honor is awarded annually to one or two individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the legal system in New Jersey or demonstrated longstanding excellence through accomplishments in the law. Read all about it here. 

LAW FAIR AND LAW ADVENTURE 2015 COMPETITIONS AND FREE SPRING PROGRAMS

For information about the Law Fair Competition and Programs for grades 3-6, click here. For the Law Adventure Competition and Programs for grades 7 and 8, click here. (Please note that the deadline to register for these competitions has passed.) Teachers of grades 3-8 can, however, register their students now to attend our free mock trial programs in May at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick.

FALL-WINTER 2014-2015 ISSUE OF THE FORUM NEWSLETTER

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

FOUNDATION PROGRAMS, RESOURCES, PUBLICATIONS AT A GLANCE

Here they are, in one handy 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

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 2015. 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)

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