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.
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR FOUNDATION'S HIGHEST AWARD--THE MEDAL OF HONOR
The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2016 Medal of Honor Award. Up to two awards are given annually to lawyers or law-related professionals, as well as lay people, who best exemplify either or both of the following criteria: (1) significant contribution to the advancement or improvement of the justice system or the betterment of the legal system in New Jersey; and/or (2) professional excellence as demonstrated by accomplishments in the law, or service to the profession and the community during their careers. To nominate someone, please complete and submit the Nomination Form and indicated supporting documents by Friday, January 8, 2016.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR WINTER-SPRING 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 open training dates and registration information here.
REGISTER NOW FOR FALL-WINTER-SPRING CONFLICT RESOLUTION, PEER MEDIATION AND CHARACTER EDUCATION TRAININGS
Find current training dates and registration information here.
NEW IN 2015-2016! COURTROOM ARTIST STUDENT COMPETITION
Teachers, encourage your high school's art students to draw their mock trial team in action. Learn all about the contest rules and tips for successful sketches here. Find the Courtroom Artist Competition Entry Form here. Completed entry forms must be received by November 30. For more information, contact Cynthia Pellegrino at 732-937-7507 or email@example.com.
WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR POPULAR WITH THE PUBLIC
About 100 members of the public attended a free Wills and Estate Planning seminar Oct. 28 sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. Volunteer speakers were Brian D. Reynolds, Esq. and Kinjal Desai, Esq. After the presentations, they, along with fellow attorneys John R. Haggerty and Brian R. Selvin, met one-to-one with attendees to discuss matters of individual concern in an informal question-and-answer session. See photo.
HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION
Late at night almost a year after Super Storm Sandy, disaster again strikes a Jersey Shore family when four teenage intruders break into the Abrams' beach house, leaving one dead. Was it self-defense or did homeowner Jordan Abrams shoot Chris Pavano to death for other reasons?
Students in the State Bar Foundation's Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition will tackle this criminal case this season. To access the High School Mock Trial page, where you can download our 2015-2016 Mock Trial Workbook, click here. The workbook contains the Official Entry Form, case, rules, procedures and score sheets.
FOR GRADES 3-8: LAW FAIR AND LAW ADVENTURE MOCK TRIAL 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. Register your students now to attend our free, interactive mock trial programs in May of 2016 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick.
FALL-WINTER ISSUE OF THE FORUM NEWSLETTER
Find the latest issue of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation's newsletter here.
MAGNA CARTA'S 800th ANNIVERSARY
In 1215 at Runnymede, England, a milestone document was signed that served as inspiration for the American Constitution. Read all about it (our thanks to New Jersey Lawyer magazine) here.
NEW: 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 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 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