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NJSBA News and Updates

December 21, 2014
  • Judiciary issues guidelines for electronic devices in the courtroom

    The New Jersey Judiciary recently updated guidelines for using electronic devices in the courtroom. The guidelines recognize technological advances that have fundamentally changed the way journalists, lawyers and members of the public use electronic devices. That means there are new requirements for journalists and lawyers who want to use electronic devices in the courtroom. The requirements go into effect on February 2. Read more >

  • New Jersey Supreme Court holds "step-down provision" can benefit DWI offender more than once

    The New Jersey Supreme Court agreed with the New Jersey State Bar Association's arguments in a case that centers on sentencing people with multiple DWIs that happen many years apart. The NJSBA was an amicus party in State v. Revie. Read the Court's opinion here. Read the NJSBA's amicus brief here

  • Green banks and renewable energy take center stage next week

    Leaders in the field will discuss next week how climate change has hit the Northeast and the future of renewable energy practices in New Jersey and the region.  

  • NJICLE honors attorneys and judges for CLE contributions

    A jurist and four attorneys were honored for their contributions to excellence in continuing legal education on Dec. 15. The New Jersey State Bar Association’s educational arm, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), honored the group for their volunteer efforts leading and developing seminars that have helped make the institute the state’s leading continuing legal education provider, reaching over 70,000 people a year. Read more>

  • Lawyers Feeding New Jersey reaches 300,000 meals

    The NJSBA's Lawyers Feeding New Jersey has received enough donations to donate enough food for up to 300,000 meals. The 60-day campaign brought together hundreds of attorneys, legal professionals and law firms around the state to contribute to help fight hunger in New Jersey. All tax-deductible donations benefitted Community FoodBank of New Jersey, which works with food banks and affiliate programs across the state.   

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.