NJSBA News and Updates
NJSBA arguments prevail in amicus case
The New Jersey Supreme Court found that information shared by attorneys with a common interest is privileged and not subject to the Open Public Records Act. The New Jersey State Bar Association, one of several friends-of-the-court in the matter, welcomed Monday's decision. Click here to read the NJSBA brief. Click here to read the decision.
The NJSBA Pro Bono Committee is soliciting nominations for this year’s NJSBA Pro Bono Award. The annual award recognizes exemplary pro bono contributions made by individuals, law firms, corporate law departments, NJSBA sections, committees or divisions and/or other organizations or associations. The deadline to submit nominations is August 14, 2014. Read more>
NJSBA successfully argued cause as an amicus in case
The New Jersey Supreme Court handed a victory to residents who need help with some bankruptcies and the organizations that provide that help. In a unanimous decision written by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, the state’s high Court found that programs such as Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, which has partnered with law firms to give free legal help to people without assets to relieve debts through bankruptcy, can, and should, continue. The state bar association cheered the 28-page opinion as a win for lawyers and residents. Read more>
NEW BRUNSWICK –The New Jersey State Bar Association, the state’s largest organization of lawyers, judges and legal professionals, endorses the alimony reform efforts adopted by the Assembly Judiciary Committee today. It is a smart, realistic and balanced approach to reforming alimony laws that will protect the residents of New Jersey. A similar measure is pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Read more>
The New Jersey State Bar Association adopted a resolution urging the Senate and General Assembly to adopt a concurrent resolution to allow a ballot measure to go to the voters this fall regarding judicial reappointments. Read more
The proposal, first put forth by retired Supreme Court Justice Gary Stein, would change the New Jersey Constitution to say Justices and Judges should hold their offices unless they are unfit. Read Justice Stein's speech.
We can help connect you to legal resources and programs. Find an attorney through the county bar associations. See if you can benefit from any of the NJSBA pro bono programs, such as the Military Legal Assistance Program. Plus, the public can get free information through the New Jersey State Bar Foundation.more