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ATTORNEYS NEEDED TO COACH HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL TEAMS IN BERGEN COUNTY

Can you spare a few hours a week until the end of January to coach a team of high school students in Bergen County? Attorneys who coach teams are eligible to receive up to six NJCLE credits per compliance period when they attend trials with their teams. To volunteer contact Nicole McDonough, Esq., nmcdonough@coleschotz.com or call 201-525-6208.

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. NOTE: The date for submission of nominations has been extended to February 24, 2017.

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 about the competition, click here.

DONATE TO NJSBF AT NO COST TO YOU WHEN YOU SHOP AMAZONSMILE.COM

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. The deadline to enter both competitions is January 27, 2017.

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 (grades 3-6), click here. To register for a Law Adventure program (grades 7 and 8), 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

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

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