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NJSBA News and Updates

October 2, 2014
  • Let's work together to help fight hunger in New Jersey Join the Lawyers Feeding New Jersey campaign today

    With nearly 1.2 million New Jersey residents facing the effects of hunger, Lawyers Feeding New Jersey aims to harness the power of the legal community to assist in this battle and give back to our communities. All donations are tax-deductible and will benefit Community FoodBank of New Jersey, which works with food banks and affiliates across the state.

    As NJSBA President Paris P. Eliades said: “This is heartbreaking and unacceptable. No one should be hungry. Our goal is to donate as many meals as possible to those who find themselves in less-fortunate circumstances." (Read more of what President Eliades has to say about this campaign in the October New Jersey Lawyer Magazine.)

    To make an individual donation click here.
    To take part in the friendly team competition or to learn more about Lawyers Feeding New Jersey click here.

  • Critical MCLE deadlines approaching; thousands could face administrative ineligibility

    It has been four years since New Jersey instituted mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) for lawyers. The good news is that the overwhelming majority – more than 90 percent -- of New Jersey lawyers are in compliance with the 2011-2014 compliance reporting requirements. The bad news is that around 5,000 face being declared administratively ineligible to practice by the Court unless they get the required credits by Oct. 31. Now, court officials are encouraging those who still need credits to act quickly, and are taking the opportunity to remind all attorneys of the MCLE requirements. Here's what you need to know.

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.