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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. 

REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER AND FALL 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.

REGISTER NOW FOR FALL CONFLICT RESOLUTION, PEER MEDIATION AND CHARACTER EDUCATION TRAININGS

Find current training dates and registration information here.

NEW: A GUIDE FOR ATTORNEYS WHOSE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED CLIENTS BECOME INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Provided by the Arc of NJ, here

FOURTH ANNUAL LEGAL COMMUNITY ART SHOW BEGINS SEPT. 24

Opening night reception is Thursday, September 24, 6-8 p.m. in the Visitors Lounge at the New Jersey Law Center.  Everyone is welcome.  The show runs through October 29.

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 and free teachers' workshop, click here. For the Law Adventure Competition and Programs for grades 7 and 8 and free teachers' workshop, 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.

HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL PREVIEW

Late at night almost a year after Superstorm Sandy, disaster again strikes a Jersey Shore family when four teen 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 next season. Our 2015-2016 High School Mock Trial Workbook, which contains the rules, procedures and the case, will be released in September. To register for our free workshop for high school teacher- and lawyer-coaches, click here

SUMMER 2015 ISSUE OF THE FORUM NEWSLETTER

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

NEW, 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 at right.

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 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)

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