SERVING NEW JERSEY
The New Jersey State Bar Foundation (NJSBF) is your connection to understanding New Jersey law. We provide free events, publications and educational programs for students, educators and all New Jersey's citizens.
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.
SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW SEMINAR SLATED FOR NOVEMBER 14
The New Jersey State Bar Foundation will address the educational needs and rights of students with disabilities and their parents at a FREE public seminar on Monday, November 14, 2016, 7-9 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick. For more information, or to register click here.
VETERANS' RIGHTS SEMINAR SLATED FOR NOVEMBER 9
The public is invited to attend a seminar on Veterans’ Rights sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 10 a.m. - Noon. at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick off Ryders Lane. For more information or to register, click here.
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?
Our 2016-2017 Mock Trial Workbook, which includes the new case, rules and procedures, is now available for download. For more information and to register for our free High School Mock Trial Workshop for coaches, click here. The deadline to enter the competition is October 28.
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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.
ATT TEACHERS: GET READY FOR COURTROOM ARTIST STUDENT COMPETITION FOR THE 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. You can find the rules and an official entry form here.
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, 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.
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
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 FoundationHelp 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 Center. See 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.
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.Contact Cynthia Pellegrino