Temporary Practice Opportunities
Helping Law School Graduates Unable To Take The Bar Exam
On April 6, 2020, New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner signed an order allowing recent Law School graduates (who are currently unable to take the bar exam due to the pandemic) to, under the supervision of attorneys in good standing: enter appearances, draft legal documents and pleadings, provide legal services to clients, engage in negotiations and settlement discussions, and provide other services. (Click here to read the order.)
What is Required of Graduates Seeking Temporary Practice Opportunities?
According to the order, applicable law school graduates must apply to take the first exam scheduled after graduation or qualify for a single extension, earn certification from the Supreme Court Committee on Character, and submit all needed materials and fees before they can practice.
How You Can Help
If your firm is able to help a recent graduate by providing them with a Temporary Practice Opportunity, please complete the form below. Once submitted, your opportunity will be posted on NJSBA.com and applicants will contact you directly.
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