Reports and Comments

The NJSBA provides comments to public officials on a wide range of subjects, including pending legislation, proposed court rule changes, public comments to reports, among many others. Read about that advocacy today:

 

NJSBA Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Law May 31, 2024

NJSBA Comments on 2024 Rules Report – March 29, 2024

NJSBA letter re: Proposed Improvements to the Expungement Process – March 26, 2024

NJSBA letter re: Proposed Amendments to RPC 1.2 – March 26, 2024

NJSBA letters re New Jersey’s federal delegation urging funding for public defenders – March 11, 2024

NJSBA Letter re S2930/A4045 – March 10, 2024

NJSBA Letter re Cardali Discovery – February 28, 2024

NJSBA Letter re Child Support Guideline Revisions – February 27, 2024

NJSBA Letter Re: Follow-Up on Child Support Issues for Children in Foster Care – December 5, 2023

NJSBA Comments to the 2024 Disciplinary Budget proposal – November 17, 2023

NJSBA Comments on Recommendations of the Judiciary Working Group on Elder Justice – September 15, 2023

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Amendments to Court Rules 1:40-5 and 1:40-12 / Domestic Violence Economic Mediation Program – September 1, 2023

NJSBA Comments on proposal to amend Rules of Evidence 803(c)(25) and 804(b)(3) to require that the declarant be unavailable – August 31, 2023

NJSBA Letter Re: Proposal for Guidance for Attorneys in Responding to Negative Online Reviews – August 15, 2023

NJSBA Letter Re: Withdrawal of Representation/Lawyer’s Fees – August 15, 2023

Report of the NJSBA Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession

NJSBA Comments on Report of the Special Committee on the Duration of Disbarment for Knowing Misappropriation (Wade Committee) – August 1, 2023

NJSBA Comments on Report and Recommendations of Judiciary Working Group on Attorney Pro Bono Assignments– June 19, 2023

NJSBA letter to Chief Justice Rabner re: Mental Health Diversion – May 25, 2023

NJSBA Letter Re: Proposal for Evidence Rule Amendment– May 1, 2023

NJSBA Letter Re: Proposal re: Child Support Guidelines – May 1, 2023

NJSBA Letter Re: Update on NJSBA’s Review of the Madden System of Assignments and Publicly Funding Counsel in Right-to-Counsel Matters – April 10, 2023

NJSBA Comments on 2023 Rules Report– March 30, 2023

NJSBA Letter to Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and Excerpt of the Report and Recommendations on Improving the Legal Profession for Lawyers from the Putting Lawyers First Task Force – March 28, 2023

NJSBA Letter Re: Mental Health/Bar Admissions Process – March 21, 2023

NJSBA Letter Re: Trial Date Certainty – March 21, 2023

NJSBA Letter Re: Civil Trial Certification – February 22, 2023

NJSBA Letter Re: Proposed Amendments to R. 1:38 – February 17, 2023

NJSBA Comments on Proposal to Amend CLE Regulations – February 13, 2023

NJSBA Letter Re: Proposal for Amendments to Family Part Rules – February 10, 2023

NJSBA Letter Re: Declined Grievances – February 10, 2023

NJSBA letter to Chief Justice Rabner re: Putting Lawyers First Task Force – January 27, 2023

NJSBA letter re: Municipal Courts – January 18, 2023

NJSBA letter re: Follow-Up to comments on Report and Recommendations of the Judiciary Special Committee on the Non-Dissolution Docket – January 12, 2023

NJSBA letter re: Supreme Court’s October 27, 2022 Order – Virtual and In-Person Court Events – January 11, 2023

NJSBA Letter to Judiciary – Urging Judiciary to provide specific protocols and clearer direction about what matters should continue to proceed virtually – December 21, 2022

NJSBA Letter Re: Peter Rodino Federal Building – December 19, 2022

NJSBA Comments on Report and Recommendations of the Judiciary Special Committee on the Non-Dissolution Docket – November 21, 2022

NJSBA Comments on Proposal to Amend Rule 4:86-2(b)(3) and Guardian Background Screening Policy – November 21, 2022

NJSBA Comments on Proposal to Require Submission of Arbitration Statements to the Arbitrators Before the Hearing – November 21, 2022

NJSBA Comments on the Proposed Disciplinary Budget – November 14, 2022

NJSBA Comments in Connection with Retainer Fee Agreements Foreclosing Settlement When the Terms of the Settlement Waive the Lawyer’s Fees or Costs – October 17, 2022

Letter from NJSBA to EOIR regarding new EOIR policy – September 29, 2022

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Amendments to Rule 1:38-3 – Exclusion of Medical and Related Records from Public Access – June 20, 2022

NJSBA Comments on Recommendations of the Committee of the Judicial Conference on Jury Selection – June 17, 2022

NJSBA Letter Re: Children in Court Improvement Committee – May 19, 2022

NJSBA Comments on Proposed New Rule N.J.A.C. 13.45C-4.1, and 4.3 / Proposal Number PRN 2022-031 – May 6, 2022

Final Report of the NJSBA Commission on Racial Equity in the Law – April, 2022

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Amendments to Child Support Guidelines – March 31, 2022

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Rule Amendments Relating to Discovery and Jailhouse Informants – March 31, 2022

NJSBA Comments on Civil Practice Committee Rules Report – March 31, 2022

NJSBA letter re: New Opinion 685 – March 16, 2022

NJSBA Letter Re: Feb. 14, 2022 Notice to the Bar on Workers’ Compensation Court Reopening – March 4, 2022

NJSBA Letter: In re Opinion No. 735 of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics/Docket No. 083396 – February 17, 2022

NJSBA Letter re: Proposed Amendments to R. 7:8-3 – February 17, 2022

NJSBA Letter to Gov. Murphy Re: Judicial Vacancies – February 2, 2022

Comments on Proposed Amendments to Rule 1:21-3 (Out of State Attorneys) – January 25, 2022

NJSBA letter on Retainer Agreements – January 19, 2022

NJSBA Comments on Proposal to Permit Law Students to Provide Pro Bono Legal Services in State Tax Matters (Rule 1:21-3(b)) – January 14, 2022

NJSBA Letter to the DOE re: Request from New Jersey State Bar Association Regarding Clarification of Remote Instruction on an Individualized Student Basis – January 4, 2022

NJSBA Letter to OAL re: Zoom/In-Person Hearings – January 4, 2022

NJSBA Report and Recommendations to the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission on Its Initial Rules and Regulations – November 23, 2021

NJSBA Letter re: S2340 – Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2021 – November 22, 2021

NJSBA Letter re: Comments on Revisiting of Opinion 685 – November 11, 2021

NJSBA Comments on 2022 Proposed Disciplinary Budget – November 8, 2021

NJSBA Working Group on Jury Selection – Interim Report to the Judicial Conference on Jury Selection – November, 2021

NJSBA Correspondence re: Judicial Conference on Jury Selection – August 20, 2021

NJSBA Comments on the Future of Court Operations – August 16, 2021

NJSBA Letter and Task Force Report re: Parenting Coordinators – July 29, 2021

NJSBA letter to Chief Justice Rabner re: Landlord Tenant Interim Process – July 28, 2021

Report and Recommendations to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission – A Report of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Committee – July 12, 2021

NJSBA Letter to Dianna Houenou, Chair, Cannabis Regulatory Commission – Re: NJ State Bar Association’s Report and Recommendations to the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission – July 12, 2021

NJSBA Letter on Rule 3-6-6 re: Grand Jury Proceedings – June 14, 2021

NJSBA Letter Re: Comments on Report of the Judiciary Special Committee on Landlord Tenant – May 21, 2021

NJSBA Letter to Gov. Murphy Re: Uniform Voidable Transactions Act – April 7, 2021

NJSBA Right to Counsel Committee Report – Achieving Effective Representation in Right to Counsel Matters – April 6, 2021

NJSBA Letter to ACPE Re: Arbitration Provisions – April 5, 2021

NJSBA Comments on Rules Reports – March 26, 2021

NJSBA Letter to Sen. Scutari Re: Judicial Vacancies – March 23, 2021

NJSBA Letter on Joint Report on Child Competency Assessment – March 22, 2021

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Juror Impartiality Initiatives – March 22, 2021

NJSBA Letter to Gov. Murphy Re: S3456/A5385 – Eliminates mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment – March 15, 2021

NJSBA Comments on Supreme Court Referral in Delaney v. Dickey – March 2, 2021

NJSBA Letter Re: Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2020 – February 24, 2021

NJSBA Letter Re: In-Person Proceedings at the Newark Field Office/US Citizenship and Immigration Services – February 19, 2021

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Amendments to R. 4-86 – January 15, 2021

NJSBA Comments on Proposal for Virtual Civil Jury Trials – December 16, 2020

New Jersey State Bar Association Young Attorney Study – January 2020

NJSBA Letter to Governor Murphy – A1649/S2797 – Daniel’s Law – November 19, 2020

NJSBA letter to Chief Justice Rabner Re: RPC Changes to Address Constitutional Amendment – November 18, 2020

NJSBA Letter to Chief Justice Rabner Re: Municipal Court/Plea by Mail – November 5, 2020

NJSBA Letter re: Directive #18-20 / “Divorce on Papers” – November 3, 2020

NJSBA Letter Re: Proposed Amendments to Rule 4:72 – Removal of Publication Requirement in Name Change Applications – October 19, 2020

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Amendments to R. 1:42 and CLE Regulations – Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias Credits – October 12, 2020

NJSBA Letter re: State Funding for Legal Services of New Jersey – September 21, 2020

NJSBA Letter to Chief Justice Rabner re: Recommendations for the Resumption of Jury Trials and Report of the Committee on the Resumption of Jury Trials Part Two – September 2, 2020

NJSBA Letter to Governor Murphy on In-Person Hearings in the Newark Immigration Court – August 21, 2020

NJSBA Letter to Governor Murphy Re: Prioritizing Parenting Time for Foster Children – July 28, 2020

NJSBA Diversity Proposal to Chief Justice Rabner – July 10, 2020

Letter from NJ State Bar Association re: Workers’ Compensation Court Operations – July 1, 2020

NJSBA Comments on Report of Working Group on Confidentiality & Wrongful Convictions – June 26, 2020

NJSBA Letter to Judge Grant re: Comments on Report of Supreme Court Committee on Civil Practice – April 24, 2020

NJSBA Urges Division of Workers’ Compensation to Resume Hearing Emergent Matters – March 27, 2020
The NJSBA asked the state’s labor commissioner and chief judge of the Division of Workers’ Compensation to resume hearing cases to ensure that New Jersey’s injured workers continue to receive their statutory benefits in a time of financial stress, just as other litigants’ rights continue to be met in the superior courts.

NJSBA Urges Closure of the Newark and Elizabeth Immigration Courts – March 26, 2020

NJSBA Comments to 2020 Court Committee Rules Reports – March 23, 2020

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Amendments to Rule 3:4-2 – February 5, 2020

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Amendments to Rule 3:11 – February 5, 2020

NJSBA Comments on Report of Supreme Court Working Group on Municipal Courts – October 1, 2019

NJSBA Letter Re: Security in the Courts Within the Division of Workers’ Compensation – September 30, 2019

The NJSBA seeks review of ACPE Opinion 735 on whether it violate the Rules of Professional Conduct for a lawyer or firm to purchase the online keyword ads of a competitor or their firm in order to display the lawyer’s own information during consumer internet searches – September 13, 2019

NJ State Bar Association Letter Regarding NJ Guardianship Statutes – July 23, 2019

Letter from NJ State Bar Association President Evelyn Padin, Esq. regarding the rights of families detained  by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which was sent to all members of the New Jersey Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. – June 28, 2019

NJSBA Letter to Chief Justice Stuart Rabner on Attorney Advertising/Solicitation – May 8, 2019

NJSBA Letter to Senator Nicholas Scutari on S815 Attorney Advertising/Solicitation – May 8, 2019

NJSBA Letter to Governor Murphy on Renomination of Workers’ Compensation Judges – April 19, 2019

NJSBA Letter to Chief Justice Rabner on Certification of Real Estate Attorneys – April 19, 2019

NJSBA Comments on Reports of Court Rules  Committees – April 16, 2019

NJSBA Lawyers Helping Lawyers Task Force Report – March, 2019

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Amendments to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 – January 30, 2019

NJSBA Letter on Proposed Evidence Rule – Collaborative Law Privilege – January 29, 2019

NJSBA Comments on Report of the Special Committee on Residential Foreclosures – December 14, 2018

NJSBA Comments on 2019 Proposed Disciplinary Budget – November 21, 2018

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Attorney Disciplinary Budget – November 1, 2018

NJSBA Comments to Passaic County Civil Division Intake Office Re: In the Matter of the Dismissal of Unresolved Municipal Court Cases That Involve Certain Minor Offenses That Are More Than 15 Years Old, Docket No. PAS-L-3211-18 – October 15, 2018

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Overview, Case Management Guidelines and Model Forms and Orders for the Complex Business Litigation Program – September 24, 2018

NJSBA Comments on Report of the Supreme Court Committee on Municipal Court Operations, Fines and Fees – September 24, 2018

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Amendments to R. 1:4-9 – September 24, 2018

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Amendments to N.J.A.C. 10:71, Medicaid Only – July 30, 2018

Letter to Hon. Glenn A. Grant on Report of NJSBA Practice of Law Task Force – July 11, 2018

Report of NJSBA Practice of Law Task Force – May 2018

Letter opposing family separation policies – June 26, 2018

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Rules for Complex Business Litigation Program – June 15, 2018

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Amendments to RPCs 7.2 and 1.6 – June 15, 2018

NJSBA Comments on Proposed Amendment to Rule 2:11-1 Concerning Oral Argument Before the Appellate Division and Supreme Court – June 15, 2018

Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee on S-821 requiring all New Jersey attorneys engaged in private practice of law to be covered by legal malpractice liability insurance – May 14, 2018

Letter to Governor Murphy on Funding for Criminal Justice Reform – May 11, 2018

Letter to White House Counsel Donald McGahn on judicial vacancies on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey – May 4, 2018

Letter to Chief Justice Rabner regarding notification of municipal court closings – May 1, 2018

NJSBA Comments on 2018 Rules and other Court Committee Reports – April 27, 2018

Letter to Governor Murphy on S471/A1704 Gestational Carrier Agreement Act – April 20, 2018

Letter to Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker on Funding and Organization of National Labor Relations Board – March 22, 2018

Reaffirmation of the Judicial Compact Procedure for Relationship Between the Governor and the New Jersey State Bar Association – March 12, 2018

NJSBA letter regarding ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct – March 2, 2018

NJSBA Comments on Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Attorney Malpractice Insurance – January 15, 2018

NJSBA Comments on Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Character Review Process – January 15, 2018

Letter to Gov. Chris Christie urging governor to sign law supporting veterans, the disabled and LGBT communities – January 10, 2018

NJSBA Comments on Recommendations to Implement Policies Regarding Filing of Particular Categories of Cases – December 11, 2017

NJSBA Comments on Proposed 2018 Attorney Disciplinary Budget – October 20, 2017

Report of the Subcommittee on Judicial Independence in the Municipal Courts

NJSBA comments to the Division of Taxation about proposals to change the regulations governing transfer inheritance and estate taxes – September 15, 2017

Letter to Governor Chris Christie urging that Legal Services funding be maintained in the fiscal year 2018 budget – June 30, 2017

Letter to Chief Justice Rabner on Proposed Court Rule Amendments/Committee Reports R. 5:6-9; R. 1:38; R. 1:40-4(b) – June 16, 2017

Letter to Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D. on Supplemental Report of the Supreme Court Committee on Municipal Court Practice – June 9, 2017

Letter to Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D., Re: Proposed Amendments to Regulations Governing the Supreme Court Committee on Character – May 23, 2017

Letter to Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D., comments on Rules Committee Reports – 2017 report of the Complementary Dispute Resolution, Family Practice, Municipal Court Practice and Rules of Evidence committees – April 7, 2017

Letter to Division of Workers’ Compensation offering proposals to promote efficiency in processing formal claims – March 22, 2017

Letter to New Jersey Governor Christopher J. Christie Re: Tenure of Workers’ Compensation Judges – March 22, 2017

Comments on Proposed Amendments to Model Rules of Professional Conduct Rules 7.1 – 7.5 to Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility – February 27, 2017

Letter to Court with recommendations in connection with the State’s request for the appointment of a special master in State v. Cassidy – January 27, 2017

Comments to Proposed Rule Amendments to Rule 1:20 – January 23, 2017

Recommendation of Amendments to Rule 1:21-11 Certification of Qualifying Pro Bono Organizations – January 9, 2017

Letter Re: Proposed Amendment to Rule 1:38 Regarding Access to Family Part Court Records – December 7, 2016

Letter to the Court providing Statement in response to State’s motion in State v. Cassidy – December 5, 2016

Comments on 2017 Proposed Disciplinary Budget – November 21, 2016

Letter to Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D. re: filing fees – September 30, 2016

Comments on Proposed Revised and New Model Forms-Guardianship of Incapacitated Adults – September 30, 2016

Comments on Report of the Supreme Court Working Group on the Indiscriminate Shackling of Juveniles in Court – September 30, 2016

NJSBA 2016-2017 Annual Report – September 22, 2016

Comments on Appellate Division Rules to Implement Criminal Justice Reform – August 25, 2016

Comments on the Report of the Supreme Court Arbitration Advisory Committee – August 25, 2016

New Jersey State Bar Association Member Survey – July, 2016

Comments on the Report of the Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Violence – July 29, 2016

Comments on Recommended Court Rules to Implement the Bail Reform Law – June 22, 2016

Comments on Proposed Amendment to RPC 1.2 Regarding Medical Marijuana Law – June 20, 2016

Transcript of NJSBA Subcommittee on Judicial Independence in Municipal Courts Hearing on June 6, 2016

Blue Ribbon Commission on Unmet Legal Needs Report – June 3, 2016

Transcript of NJSBA Subcommittee on Judicial Independence in Municipal Courts Hearing on May 19, 2916.

Opinion 53 Non-Lawyer Medicaid Advisors (Including “Application Assistors”) and the Unauthorized Practice of Law – Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law Appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey
The New Jersey Supreme Court’s Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law opinion that agrees with the NJSBA’s recommended position that Medicaid advisors can assist with gathering and filing documents, but cannot advise on taking steps to qualify for medicaid, spending down assets or providing tax advice. The association’s Elder and Disability Law Section and the Professional Responsibility and Unlawful Practice Committee sought the opinion. – May 16, 2016

Transcript of NJSBA Subcommittee on Judicial Independence in Municipal Courts Hearing on May 2, 2016.

The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services  – Comments on Issues Paper Re: Alternative Business Structures – May 4, 2016

Transcript of NJSBA Subcommittee on Judicial Independence in Municipal Courts Hearing on April 4, 2016.

ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services – Comments on Issues Paper Unregulated LSP Entities – April 28, 2016

Comments on Proposed Revised Code of Judicial Conduct – April 21, 2016

Comments on the 2016 Reports of the Supreme Court Civil Practice, Special Civil Part Practice and Tax Court Committees – April 15, 2016

Comments on the Report of the Supreme Court Arbitration Advisory Committee – March 14, 2016

Comments to the Administrative Office of the Courts asking for clarification on the newly adopted Rule 1:21-11, which deals with the way pro bono organizations, other than those affiliated with Legal Services of New Jersey, report information to the courts about their volunteers each year – February 17, 2016

Letters from NJSBA President Miles S. Winder III, Esq. to Family Law Section Chair Amanda Trigg, Esq., dated Feb. 17, 2016 and New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, dated Oct. 22, 2015 regarding increases in Court Fees and Rule 1:43 – February 17, 2016

Comments on Criminal Practice Committee Report – February 1, 2016

Comments from the NJSBA Ad Hoc Committee on the Uniform Bar Examination – January 22, 2016

Comments to ABA Commission on Future of Legal Services – January 4, 2016

Comments on the Report and Recommendation of the Supreme Court Working Group on Ethical Issues Involving Metadata in Electronic Documents – December 15, 2015

Comments on 2016 Proposed Attorney Disciplinary System Budget – November 6, 2015

Comments in response to the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services’ resolution proposing Model Regulatory Objectives (“Resolution”) – October 27, 2015

Letter to Chief Justice Rabner re: filing fees – October 22, 2015

Information Concerning the Formation of a New Jersey State Bar Association Political Action Committee – September 21, 2015

Comments on the Report of the Special Committee on Attorney Ethics and Admissions – September 15, 2015

2015 Annual Report of the New Jersey State Bar Association – September 1, 2015

Comments on Report of Ad Hoc Committee on the Arbitration of Family Matters – May 27, 2015

Report of the Task Force on Judicial Independence – May 2015

NJSBA comments on the 2013-2015 reports of the Complementary Dispute Resolution, Criminal Practice, Rules of Evidence, Family Practice and Minority Concerns Committees of the New Jersey Supreme Court – April 15, 2015

NJSBA President Paris P. Eliades letter to Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D. on proposed increase to state court fees – October, 2014

Trustees reaffirm value of Mid-Year Meeting – July, 2014
The New Jersey State Bar Association’s governing body, acting on a report from the Meeting Arrangements and Program Committee, reaffirmed its support for continuing the Mid-Year Meeting which results in meaningful business relationships, business development opportunities and is a financially self-sustaining and valuable member benefit. The  trustees reviewed the issue following the passage of a General Council resolution last fall. Click here to read the full report.

June 3, 2014 Judicial Independence Task Force hearing transcript

May 15, 2014 Judicial Independence Task Force hearing transcript

April 1, 2014 Judicial Independence Task Force hearing transcript

 

New Jersey State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Task Force Report: Closing the Justice Gap  – May 2012
The task force report, which the state bar association’s governing body supported and accepted at its May meeting in Atlantic City, is now being circulated throughout the legal community for further comment and President Kevin P. McCann will soon appoint an ad hoc committee to continue the examination of the specific recommendations in the report and make recommendations regarding implementation. Comments are due Sept. 12. The association’s Board of Trustees will review the feedback on each recommendation and determine what further action will be taken on each item. Comments can be submitted to Kate Coscarelli at [email protected].

Report Of The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Work-Life Balance Task Force  – May 2009
NJ State Bar Association comments.

New Jersey State Bar Association Comments on the Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Continuing Legal Education’s Draft Report and Recommendations – February 9, 2009
NJ State Bar Association comments.

New Jersey State Bar Association Comments on the Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Continuing Legal Education’s Draft Report and Recommendations (PDF) – September 10, 2008
NJ State Bar Association comments.

NJSBA Comments on the Supreme Court Special Committee on Public Access to Court Records Report – March 21, 2008
NJ State Bar Association comments.

NJ State Bar Association Recommendations for Implementation of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education  – March 13, 2008
Report and Recommendations

NJSBA Report on Business Courts – Ad Hoc Committee on Business Courts – July 2005
August 5, 1998 report revisited in light of the Commercial and Technology Part Legislation (A3544) pending in the New Jersey Legislature, July 2005.

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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 in Dublin, Ireland at The Shelbourne Hotel, Nov. 2-9.

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The New Jersey State Bar Association is thrilled to announce the 2025 Family Law Retreat will be held in Mexico, San José del Cabo from March 23-27.

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