Legal Resources

Pro Bono

Encouraging participation in voluntary pro bono activities is part of the mission of the New Jersey State Bar Association. These include the Military Legal Assistance Program and Mass Disaster Response Program.


New Jersey Lawyers Assistance

The New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program serves all attorneys, judges and law students in the state of New Jersey.

NJLAP is funded by all members of the bar with invaluable administrative support from the New Jersey State Bar Association. NJLAP services include free and confidential help for a broad range of problems and personal issues.

The program does not offer legal services or lawyer referrals.


New Jersey State Bar Foundation

Founded in 1958, The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the charitable and educational Foundation of the New Jersey State Bar Association.


New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

New Jersey State Bar Association members are eligible for discounted rates on New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) programs. NJICLE sponsors hundreds of continuing legal education seminars each year.


New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law

The New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law is a unique cooperative venture of the NJSBA, the state and federal judiciary, and New Jersey’s three law schools. We hope to contribute to a strengthening of the traditional values, and sense of responsibility and public purpose, that have made the practice of law a distinguished profession.

  • Agenda and Accomplishments
  • Events and Information
  • Principles of Professionalism
  • Programs and Projects
  • Articles of Interest

County Bar Associations

A listing of the Lawyer Referral Services for the county bar associations in New Jersey.


Affinity Bar Associations

A listing of affinity bar associations in New Jersey.


Emergency Notification and Disaster Preparedness

Disasters happen. The NJSBA is where attorneys can find out how to receive notifications that will affect their practice and get resources to prepare their practice to be ready for natural or cybersecurity disasters.


Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Ethics and professional responsibility are key underpinnings of the legal profession. The NJSBA knows how important these ideals are and also knows that sometimes it is necessary to get some help with practice-related issues, such as trust accounting and other topics that aren’t necessarily taught in law school.


Lawyers Feeding New Jersey

The NJSBA and its members have raised over $100,000 since 2014 to support food insecure residents in New Jersey with nutritious meals.


New Attorney Information

This is a one-stop-shop for new attorneys to get basic information on what you need to know as you are starting out.


Solo and Small-Firm Practitioners Resource Center

Visit our resource center to get guidance from other solo and small-firm practitioners; information about the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey; MCLE guidelines; pro bono requirements; volunteer opportunities and much more to enrich your personal and professional journey.

 

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Pro Bono

Encouraging participation in voluntary pro bono activities is part of the mission of the New Jersey State Bar Association. These include the Military Legal Assistance Program and Mass Disaster Response Program.


NJ Lawyers Assistance

The New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program serves all attorneys, judges and law students in the State of New Jersey.

NJLAP is funded by all members of the bar with invaluable administrative support from the New Jersey State Bar Association. NJLAP services include free and confidential help for a broad range of problems and personal issues.

The program does not offer legal services or lawyer referrals.


NJ State Bar Foundation

Founded in 1958, The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the charitable and educational Foundation of the New Jersey State Bar Association.


NJICLE

New Jersey State Bar Association members are eligible for discounted rates on New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) programs. NJICLE sponsors hundreds of continuing legal education seminars each year.


NJ Commission on Professionalism 

The New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law is a unique cooperative venture of the NJSBA, the state and federal judiciary, and New Jersey’s three law schools. We hope to contribute to a strengthening of the traditional values, and sense of responsibility and public purpose, that have made the practice of law a distinguished profession.

  • Agenda and Accomplishments
  • Events and Information
  • Principles of Professionalism
  • Programs and Projects
  • Articles of Interest

County Bar Associations

A listing of the Lawyer Referral Services for the county bar associations in New Jersey.


Specialty Bar Associations

A listing of specialty bar associations in New Jersey.

About


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 attorney 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.

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Diversity


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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Advocacy


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

Directions

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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Contact Info

One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

732-249-5000
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 Family Law Retreat


The New Jersey State Bar Association is thrilled to announce the 2024 Family Law Retreat will be held in Costa Rica!

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

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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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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

Decisis


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.

 

Advocacy


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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Networking


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.


 

Reports


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. 

Photo Galleries


Check out photos from recent NJSBA events.

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