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MAINLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL WINS 33RD ANNUAL VINCENT J. APRUZZESE HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION

Congratulations to the Atlantic County school, which defeated West Morris Mendham High School, Morris County. Third-place finisher was Oratory Preparatory School, Union County. Find the full story here.

CALLING ALL LEGAL COMMUNITY ARTISTS: SUBMIT YOUR ART FOR CONSIDERATION IN THE STATE BAR FOUNDATION'S FOURTH ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW

Attention attorneys, judges, law students, law professors and all other law-related professionals: You are invited to submit your original art work in digital format by submission deadline, Thursday, July 9, 5 p.m. For specs, entry form and questions, contact Cynthia Pellegrino at cpellegrino@njsbf.org; or for a prospectus, click here, and for a registration form, click here.  Opening night reception is Thursday, September 24, 6-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The show runs through October 29 at the New Jersey Law Center.

MEDAL OF HONOR AWARDS DINNER RECEPTION JUNE 10, 6 P.M. -RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN

Congratulations to 2015 Medal of Honor winners Hon. Edwin H. Stern, Presiding Judge, Superior Court, Appellate Division (ret.); and Hon. Lawrence M. Lawson, Assignment Judge, Monmouth Vicinage (ret.). Read about this year's honorees here. Find a reservation form with dinner reception cost info, mailing instructions and how to put a congratulatory message in the program journal here. Direct questions to Florence Nathan, fnathan@njsbf.org  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 the background of the Medal of Honor here.

SENIOR CITIZENS' FREE LAW DAY CONFERENCE MAY 5

Learn to prepare for a golden future with the latest updates on wills, trusts, long-term care options, health care directives, estate planning, Medicare, Medicaid and more.  Read about it here and register here.

NEW, UPDATED EDITION OF DISABILITY LAW PRIMER NOW AVAILABLE

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

WINNING SCHOOLS ANNOUNCED IN 2015 LAW FAIR AND LAW ADVENTURE COMPETITIONS

See a full list of winners here.  

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

See details at right.

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 here 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. NOTE: If you registered to attend but did NOT make your workshop selections (one from Series 1, one from Series 2), please see the Workshop Selection Form. Best availability: Series 1, A & B; Series 2, A & D.

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.

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.

SPRING 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)

    To purchase now, go here

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Contact Cynthia Pellegrino