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.
HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL WORKBOOK NOW AVAILABLE
Late on a rainy evening in April, a car with two young occupants, Sid Sawyer and Cathy Sawyer, crashed into a tree on a desolate road. Cathy, Sid's sister, was ejected from the vehicle and died soon thereafter. But who was driving the car that tragic night--Cathy or Sid? This year's mock trial participants will tackle that question in State v. Sid Sawyer. For more information about the 2013-2014 Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition, click here.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR WINTER-SPRING 2014 TEASING AND BULLYING TRAININGS
New slots have opened up for the Foundation's popular, award-winning training, which has been updated to meet the growing needs of the education community in New Jersey. Limited spaces are available; first come first served. Find registration and general information here.
REGISTER NOW FOR REMAINING FALL AND NEW WINTER-SPRING 2014 TRAININGS IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION, PEER MEDIATION AND CHARACTER EDUCATION
Educators can find open training dates as well as registration and general information here.
FREE SEMINAR ON WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING JANUARY 15--REGISTER NOW
ATTENTION EDUCATORS: REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE FREE MARCH 28 LAW-RELATED EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Sign on for a day of stimulating presentations and workshops designed to help you pique your students' interest in law and government. The day begins with a lively talk by Seton Hall law professor Paula A. Franzese, recently named one of the "best law teachers in the U.S." Space is limited. Please print the brochure and postal mail the registration form with a $20 refundable deposit check payable to New Jersey State Bar Foundation to: Florence Nathan, Director of Special Programs, Law-Related Education Conference, New Jersey State Bar Foundation, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1520. No faxes or emails will be accepted.
LAW FAIR AND LAW ADVENTURE 2014 RULES BOOKLETS NOW AVAILABLE
The 2014 rules booklets for the Law Fair Competition (for grades 3-6) and for the Law Adventure Competition (for grades 7 and 8) are now available. For details and to download the Law Fair rules booklet, click here. For information about Law Adventure and to download that rules booklet, click here. The deadline to enter both competitions is January 31, 2014.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FREE LAW FAIR/LAW ADVENTURE PROGRAMS
Registration is open for the 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.
SUBMIT NOMINATIONS FOR MEDAL OF HONOR BY JANUARY 7
Do you know someone who has made a significant positive difference to the legal profession in New Jersey?
The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is now seeking nominations for its 2014 Medal of Honor Award, the Foundation's highest accolade. Since 1988 one or two Medal of Honor Awards have been given annually to lawyers and law-related professionals as well as elected officials, educators and other laypeople who best exemplify either or both of the following criteria: (1) made a significant contribution to the advancement or improvement of the justice system or the betterment of the legal profession in New Jersey; (2) attained professional excellence as demonstrated by accomplishments in the law or service to the profession and the community during his/her law career.
To submit nominations for this prestigious award, please send a completed nomination form, the candidate's biographical information and summaries of achievements to Medal of Honor Committee, New Jersey State Bar Foundation, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Nominations must be received by Tuesday, January 7, 2014.
For more information about the Medal of Honor nominations, please contact Florence Nathan at 732-937-7518.
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Admission to these programs is free but registration is required. Find the full list of seminars and other events here.
FALL 2013-WINTER 2014 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 2013. 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. 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 a gesture that lasts a lifetime.
4" X 8" Driveway Brick
4" X 8" Premium Brick (portico)
8" X 8" Premium Brick (portico)
Engraving: 3 lines per brick
20 characters per line (including spaces)
For cost information and to purchase now, go here.Contact Cynthia Pellegrino