Membership FAQs

Who can be a member of the NJSBA?

Membership in the NJSBA is open to everyone through several membership categories. Check our join page by clicking here

How do I become a member of the NJSBA?
Join the NJSBA by selecting the membership category that best fits your career stage. You can become a member by going to our join page here. If you prefer to join by mail, click here to download the membership application. Checks should be made payable to NJSBA. If you are a paralegal or legal assistant, click here for the application.

How do I renew my membership?
Just login to your NJSBA account and follow the steps here to renew your membership. 

How do I rejoin if my membership has lapsed?
If you did not renew your membership 90 days after your membership expiration date, then your membership has lapsed. To reinstate your membership, you must email [email protected] or call our Membership Department at 732-249-5000.

I forgot my username or password. Can you help me?
Click here for help resetting your password. You can also contact the NJSBA Membership Department.

How do I join a section/division?
By joining a New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) section or division, you gain access to a robust knowledge-sharing network of seasoned legal professionals via regular virtual and in-person meetings, webinars, and emails. These peer-led groups help you network, learn best practices and keep you in the know of the latest legal trends in your practice area. Membership to a section/division is at an additional cost that is not included with your membership. To view section/division pricing or to join one, click here or call our Membership Department at 732-249-5000. 

How do I join a special committee?
To join an NJSBA special committee, you must submit a request to be added to the committee. Click here or email [email protected] to receive the application. Please ensure that your membership with the NJSBA is in good standing before submitting an application. Once your committee application is reviewed and the president of the NJSBA appoints you as a member, you will be contacted with details about the committee. 

Are there dues associated with joining a special committee?
There is no cost to join a special committee. 

How do I cancel my membership?
You can cancel your membership at any time by calling our Membership Department at 732-249-5000 or emailing us at [email protected].

Are my dues tax-deductible?
The NJSBA estimates that 90% of your membership dues payment are tax-deductible as a business expense.

When is the membership year?
Your NJSBA Membership year will start on the first day of the month you joined the NJSBA and end on the last day of the 12th month. The earlier you join in the month, the more value you get!

When do I have access to my benefits?
Access to your online membership profile and most benefits begins right after you make payment. Please allow up to 7 days to gain access to all other benefits such as the Daily Briefing, our members-only newsletter.  

When will I receive my renewal notice?
Membership renewal notices are sent 2-3 months before your membership expiration date. These notices are usually sent electronically. Paper invoices are available upon request. Please email [email protected] for a copy of a printable invoice to be sent to you. We appreciate your prompt payment, which ensures your membership and benefits remain active.

What if I have problems activating my membership or have additional questions?
Please contact our Membership Department at [email protected] or 732-249-5000.


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

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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

For more information, or to register today, visit the links below:

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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

For more information, or to register today, visit the links below:

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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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