New Jersey State Bar Association

New Jersey Law Center
One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1520
Telephone: (732) 249-5000
Fax: (732) 249-2815

Overview

Established: 1899
Memberships in Other Bar Association: MidAtlantic Bar

Bar Profile:
The New Jersey State Bar Association was formed and incorporated in 1899 as a voluntary (non-unified) organization dedicated to serving the interests of lawyers and law-related professionals. The founders specified that the purposes of the Association were to maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of law, as well as to cultivate social relations among its members, to suggest and urge reforms in the law, and to aid in the administration of justice.

The Association adopted an expanded "mission statement" in 1992. It states:

The mission of the New Jersey State Bar Association is:

To serve, protect, foster and promote the personal and professional interests of its members.

To serve as the voice of New Jersey attorneys to other organizations, governmental entities and the public with regard to the law, legal profession and legal system.

To promote access to the justice system, fairness in its administration, and the independence and integrity of the judicial branch.

To encourage participation in voluntary pro bono activities.

To foster professionalism and pride in the profession and the NJSBA.

To provide educational opportunities to New Jersey attorneys to enhance the quality of legal services and the practice of law.

To provide education to the New Jersey public to enhance awareness of the legal profession and legal system.

The Board of Trustees manages the affairs and the property of the Association pursuant to the bylaws. An Executive Committee is composed of the President, President-Elect, First and Second Vice Presidents, Treasurer, and Secretary. The trustees and the officers are elected from among the membership and serve in various capacities and for terms outlined in the bylaws.

The New Jersey State Bar Association offers 34 sections in substantive fields of law, 18 standing committees which oversee the workings of the Association, and 33 special committees dedicated to subjects timely to the practice of law. The Young Lawyers Division is aimed at individuals aged 36 or younger or those lawyers who have been in practice for less than five years. The sections, committees, and the YLD organize programs of both an educational and a social nature.

The New Jersey State Bar Association provides members with a variety of services to enhance law firm efficiency and growth. Fastcase online legal research, the Daily Briefing and the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine are among the offerings available free of charge to members.

The New Jersey Law Center is the headquarters for the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey, the New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism.

ANNUAL MEETINGS
An annual meeting is held each year in state during the month of May, and a mid-year meeting takes place in the month of November. Future dates and locales are as follows:

2015 Annual Meeting and Convention
May 13 - 15, 2015
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, NJ

2014 Mid-Year Meeting
November 1 - 8, 2014
Intercontinental Paris LeGrande
Paris, France

Current Officers & Leadership

President
Paris P. Eliades
Paris P. Eliades Law Firm LLC
48 Sparta Avenue
Phone: (973) 726-0555
Fax: (973) 729-3809
Email: peliades@spartafamilylaw.com

President-Elect
Miles S. Winder III
P.O. Box 775
Bernardsville, NJ 07924-0775
Phone: (908) 766-3300
Fax: (908) 766-6255
Email: mswinder@ix.netcom.com

First Vice President
Thomas H. Prol
Laddy Clark & Ryan, LLP
60 Blue Heron Road
Suite 300
Sparta, NJ 07871
Phone: (973) 729-1880
Email: tprol@lcrlaw.com

Second Vice President
Robert B. Hille
McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP
1300 Mt. Kemble Avenue
P.O. Box 2075
Morristown, NJ 07962-2075
Phone: (973) 348-5234
Fax: (973) 425-0161
Email: rhille@mdmc-law.com

Treasurer
John E. Keefe Jr.
Keefe Bartels LLC
170 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701-1164
Phone: (732) 224-9400
Fax: (732) 224-9494
Email: jkeefe@keefebartels.com

Secretary
Evelyn Padin
286 1st Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302-2708
Phone: (201) 963-8822
Fax: (201) 963-8874
Email: evelyn@lawjcnj.com

Immediate Past-President
Ralph J. Lamparello
Chasan Leyner & Lamparello, PC
300 Harmon Meadow Blvd.
Secaucus, NJ 07094-3621
Phone: (201) 348-6000
Fax: (201) 348-6633
Email: rlamparello@chasanlaw.com

Executive Director
Angela C. Scheck
New Jersey Law Center
One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1520
Phone: (732) 249-5000
Fax: (732) 249-2815
Email: ascheck@njsba.com

Sections

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

BANKING LAW

BANKRUPTCY LAW

BUSINESS LAW

CASINO LAW

CERTIFIED ATTORNEYS

CHILD WELFARE LAW

CIVIL TRIAL BAR

CONSTRUCTION LAW

CRIMINAL LAW

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

ELDER & DISABILITY LAW

ENTERTAINMENT, ARTS AND SPORTS LAW

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

FAMILY LAW

FEDERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER RIGHTS

HEALTH AND HOSPITAL LAW

IMMIGRATION LAW

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

INSURANCE LAW

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

LAND USE LAW

LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW

MILITARY LAW AND VETERANS AFFAIRS

MINORITIES IN THE PROFESSION

MUNICIPAL COURT PRACTICE

PRODUCT LIABILITY AND TOXIC TORT

PUBLIC UTILITY LAW

REAL PROPERTY, TRUST AND ESTATE LAW

SOLO AND SMALL FIRM

TAXATION LAW

WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION

WORKERS' COMPENSATION

YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION