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Guide for New Attorneys

Becoming a new attorney in New Jersey can be overwhelming. We’ve put together some basic information on what you need to know as you are starting out in our Guide For New Attorneys — enter your information below to get your copy today!

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Newly Admitted Attorneys — NJSBA Membership Application

Attorneys admitted in 2022 can join the NJSBA for Free. (*First year attorneys also receive free membership to any sections of interest). Download the application or email [email protected].

New Jersey Lawyer Special Edition

View a special edition of the NJSBA’s award-winning magazine New Jersey Lawyer focusing on starting a law practice.

IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey

The IOLTA Rule (Rule 1:28A) applies to attorneys admitted to the Bar of New Jersey who must maintain attorney trust accounts pursuant to Rule 1:21-6. View An Attorney’s Guide to Complying with the IOLTA Rule.

MCLE guidelines

All attorneys must meet certain mandatory continuing legal education requirements every two years. Find out about your requirements.

Pro Bono requirements

New Jersey attorneys are required to provide 25 hours of volunteer service each year. Learn more about these requirements.

New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program — NJLAP

The New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program is the free and confidential resource assisting all New Jersey Lawyers, Judges, Law Students, and Law Graduates achieve and maintain personal and professional well being. Call 800-246-5527 or visit www.NJLAP.org

Decisis legal research

NJSBA members have free access to the complete New Jersey law library, including cases of the New Jersey Supreme Court, New Jersey Appellate Division, and New Jersey Law Division, as well as cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Access Decisis. (Login required.)

Volunteer opportunities

The New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Foundation and New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education offer opportunities for attorneys to volunteer in a variety of ways, including mock trial programs with students, speaking engagements in the community and more.

  • The NJSBA will train you to be a community leader ready to give presentations to local groups about the importance of the legal system and civics in our democracy. Find out more.
  • The New Jersey State Bar Foundation has a speakers bureau that connects lawyers with local groups seeking expert speakers. Find out more.

If you want to volunteer, let us know here: [email protected].

Networking

There are always networking opportunities through the NJSBA and its affiliated organizations.

Legal forms

The New Jersey Judiciary has an extensive collection of forms for everything from handling matters in the Appellate Division, Tax Court, family court, civil division, foreclosure, and more. Check out the library.

Getting to court

CommunityNET

All NJSBA section and committee members can access the private online communities to ask colleagues questions, learn about job opportunities and connect with mentors and friends. Learn more about it.

eCourts

  • The New Jersey courts have launched eCourts for several types of cases, including civil, criminal and tax court. Find out more here.
  • The federal district courts use an e-filing system called PACER. Learn more about it.

Free meeting space

The New Jersey Law Center has plenty of space where you can work remotely. Our visitors’ lounge has plenty of seating and free coffee. And NJSBA members can reserve rooms for free for depositions or meetings. Call the Meetings Department to find out more at 732-249-5000.

Helpful resources

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 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.

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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.

Contact NJSBA

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If you cannot afford an attorney and have a civil matter, click here for Legal Services of New Jersey.

Looking for information about a specific lawyer? Contact the Lawyer’s Fund for Client Protection at 855-533-3863.

Have a complaint about a lawyer? Visit the Office of Attorney Ethics website. Select “Attorney Discipline” from the navigation bar for discipline of attorneys.

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 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

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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