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
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 Young Lawyers Division is aimed at individuals aged 36 or younger or those lawyers who have been in practice for less than ten years.
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 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.
2017 Annual Meeting and Convention
2016 Mid-Year Meeting
Current Officers & Leadership
First Vice President
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LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW
LAND USE LAW
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MILITARY LAW AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
MINORITIES IN THE PROFESSION
MUNICIPAL COURT PRACTICE
PRODUCT LIABILITY AND MASS TORT
PUBLIC UTILITY LAW
REAL PROPERTY, TRUST AND ESTATE LAW
SOLO AND SMALL FIRM
WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION
YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION
Thomas H. Prol
Laddey Clark & Ryan, LLP
60 Blue Heron Road
Sparta, NJ 07871
Phone: (973) 729-1880