The NJ Constitution and Your Practice
Category: On Demand
Member Price: $140
Non-Member Price: $175
Areas of Law: For All Attorneys
|NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 2.4).
|NY CLE (t&nt):
|NY Professional Practice Transitional: 2.0
|PA Substantive Credit: 2.0
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.
“The cornerstone of our state government is our state constitution. All state governmental action, whether it be executive, legislative or judicial, must conform to this organic law. Even though governmental action is generally clothed with a presumption of legality, the judiciary, which is the final arbiter of what the constitution means, must strike down governmental action which offends a constitutional provision.”
– Chief Justice Richard J. Hughes (1977)
New Jersey’s Constitution has gone through various changes. Its constitutional history has impacted state and local governmental institutions greatly. The 1947 New Jersey Constitution is viewed as a class of its own. It is recognized and viewed nationally as a model state constitution. “Although we have adopted a few constitutional amendments, we have not altered the basic streamlined structure adopted in 1947,” says Professor Robert F. Williams of Rutgers University School of Law.
Purchase this informative program to learn about the history of NJ’s constitution, some of the important research strategies as well as constitutional claims which pertain to it.
- What are the potential state constitutional arguments when evaluating clients’ potential claims?
- State constitutions generally
- Increased importance of state constitutions post-Dobbs
- NJ Constitution in particular
- NJ constitutional claims that have been/could be brought
- Two kinds of constitutional challenges
- Individual Rights
- Separation of Powers
- Special Legislation
- Public finance
- Research Strategies