Leadership Academy Curriculum

Below is a sample list of featured programs from prior Leadership Academy terms
Topics are subject to change  

Take Control of Your Career
This interactive session introduces skills and tips attendees can use to become active drivers of their own career success rather than simply doing good work and waiting – or hoping – for advancement and career satisfaction. The customized program will include takeaway action items for every participant.

The NJSBA: A Primer
An inside look at the New Jersey State Bar Association and how all the different parts work together to improve the profession and the fair administration of justice.

How to Communicate with others for Maximum Impact
Fellows will take part in the TypeCoach Influence Course, a highly interactive workshop in which participants learn how to apply personality type to drive career and business results. Led by Elise Holtzman, of The Lawyer’s Edge, experienced and emerging leaders learn to maximize their natural strengths, improve in challenge areas, and influence others.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity, equity and inclusion are neither talking points nor convenient add-ons when it comes to leadership. Rather, understanding and executing these ideas are a crucial competency for leadership in the 21st Century. This program will provide participants with a toolkit that includes training on implicit biases, culturally responsive practices, inclusive actions and ways to combat systemic racism no matter your background or identity.

A Conversation with the Judiciary
Fellows will have the opportunity to meet and interact with some of New Jersey’s well-respected jurists, and learn about the paths to their positions.

The Future: The Legal Profession and Beyond
Hear from leaders of the profession about hot topics in the profession, everything from emerging practice areas to technology, artificial intelligence, blockchain and cybersecurity in the work of attorneys. We’ll cover everything from the basic business model of a law firm and how it is changing to national issues like the non-lawyer ownership of law firms. We’ll also look at important trends for the future.

Serving on a Board
Lawyers are always needed to serve on boards in the community. Why do it? It’s a great opportunity to work with a leadership team to benefit a good cause. Learn how it will help you be a stronger advocate and better represent your clients by expanding your knowledge base about the issues facing your community and helping to shape the world around you.

Communications NOW: A Hands-On Workshop
Get hands-on tips and feedback on your presentation skills in every mode of communication, as well as a deep dive into the current media landscape and how to navigate it to benefit you, your practice and your clients.

Public Sector, Government & Non-Profit Work
The path to leadership in the legal profession flows through more than just the private law firm. Take a deep dive into public sector, government & non-profit work and converse with leaders who have gone back and forth in the various arenas of the profession.

Conversations with Trenton
Learn more about the legislative process, including the role of the NJSBA Government Affairs department/efforts. Meet with Trenton insiders about the process of policymaking and more.


Founded in 1899, the NJSBA is the largest organization of attorneys, judges and legal professionals in New Jersey. At the core of our mission is improving the lives of our members, advancing the rule of law and serving as the voice of the profession. With 85 sections and committees, the NJSBA allows attorneys to benefit from being part of the most wide-reaching legal association in the state, while still cultivating expertise and building networks within specialized practice areas.



The New Jersey State Bar Association is committed to promoting and fostering a diverse and inclusive bar association. The Association recognizes that the broad concept of diversity includes race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age and disability. The NJSBA fosters and promotes an inclusive environment that gives value to the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations in all aspects of the Association.

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The NJSBA Legal and  Government Affairs Department serves as the liaison between NJSBA members and the state’s three branches of government.


The New Jersey Law Center is located at 1 Constitution Sq, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901. Need directions to the Law Center? Click on the button below to get started right away.

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One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

Fax 732-249-2815

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NJSBA Meetings and Events Calendar

From section, committee and division meetings with valuable CLE credit, to receptions and dinners and special events, the New Jersey State Bar Association regularly holds meetings so our members can meet their mandatory CLE requirements and network with the state’s largest attorney membership.

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2024 Annual Meeting & Convention

The New Jersey State Bar Association is thrilled to announce the 2024 Annual Meeting & Convention will be held at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa May 15-17

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2024 Mid-Year Meeting

The New Jersey State Bar Association is thrilled to announce the 2024 Mid-Year Meeting will be held at The Shelbourne Hotel, Nov. 2-9

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Practice HQ Training Events

Lawyers aren't taught practice management skills, and the NJSBA is here to fill the gap — no matter whether you are just starting out, mid-career or thinking about wrapping up their practices. Our PracitceHQ is here to help with webinars, informative articles, free consultations, comparison charts and so much more.

Practice HQ Training Events


The new NJSBA member benefit Decisis will help you level-up your legal research.

Decisis gives members access to a robust database of local and federal case law is necessary information often used to structure your case. Decisis provides industry-leading tools to make legal research easier and more intuitive, and it’s a free benefit to all active New Jersey State Bar Association members.

Decisis Training Events

Networking Events

The NJSBA provides a host of networking events so members can maintain relationships with existing colleagues and make new connects. Join us at a baseball game, the hockey arena, for a community service project, or another event.

Upcoming Networking Events

Benefits Of Membership

As a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), you will join a powerful network of 16,000 legal professionals across the state of New Jersey. NJSBA membership grants you access to year-round virtual and in-person networking events, leadership and professional development opportunities, member-only discounts, educational resources to help you stay in the know and much more!

Practice Management Tools

The NJSBA provides tools lawyers need to improve their practice, from our comprehensive PracticeHQ library of resources; a career center to find your next colleague or opportunity; an intuitive and high-powered legal research platform; and a robust Member Assistance Program to connect members, and those who live in their households, with experienced counselors and resources to address mental health needs.



As an NJSBA member, you'll become part of the collective power of the NJSBA network, giving you the ability to influence legislation and caselaw in New Jersey. Let’s work together to shape the future and solve critical issues facing attorneys and the public.

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Membership helps you build and maintain a powerful network through our in-person and online events with attorneys all over the state.


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Become A Partner Organization

The New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) offers an exclusive partnership opportunity to amplify your organization’s impact and drive success. By harnessing the power of the NJSBA legal community, you can connect with our vibrant network of 16,000 legal professionals from 35+ different areas of practice, unlocking unparalleled opportunities for growth and achievement.


News and Press Publications

Learn more about the accomplishments of the Association, its members and events from regular news updates, press releases, and our award-winning magazine.



Read the comments, reports, resolutions and Board of Trustee news from the state’s largest organization of lawyers, judges and legal professionals.


Statements and Positions

The NJSBA is the voice of the profession and takes public positions on a range of issues with the legal community and government officials. It also takes positions on legislation and files friend-of-the-court briefs on matters that impact the profession. 

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