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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.

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

Completed questionnaires must be returned by March 1. Find full details here

ALL WINTER-SPRING TEASING AND BULLYING TRAININGS ARE CURRENTLY FILLED; WATCH FOR NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

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

REGISTER NOW FOR FALL-WINTER-SPRING PEER MEDIATION AND CHARACTER EDUCATION TRAININGS

All Conflict Resolution training slots are currently filled. Watch for new dates to be announced.  Find open Peer Mediation and Character Education training dates and registration information here.

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. The deadline to enter both competitions has been extended; all entries must be received by February 3, 2016.  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. You do not have to enter the competitions in order to attend these programs. 

FALL-WINTER ISSUE OF THE FORUM NEWSLETTER

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

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

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 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 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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