NJSBA News and Updates
The New Jersey State Bar Association called on Gov. Chris Christie and Legislative leaders to address the ongoing crisis of judicial vacancies.
NJSBA President Paris P. Eliades sent a letter noting that with 52 vacancies on the state's trial bench and another 12 looming, judges are struggling to resolve residents' disputes, and court officials have had to take drastic measures, including imposing limitations on some cases. Read more>
State Bar Association's General Council Seeking Candidates for Nominating Committee
A seat on one of the New Jersey State Bar Association's most influential committees is up for grabs, and potential candidates can run for the post. Petitions to file for candidacy are now available to any member of the association's General Council for an open two-year term on the Nominating Committee. The election to determine who will fill the seat will be held Oct. 17, when the General Council convenes for its annual meeting. Read the Notice to the Bar>
In addition to holding the election the General Council will offer a 1.5 CLE seminar titled Age and Its Impact on the Law that will address a variety of employment issues related to aging, including the mandatory retirement of judges, law firm policies on retirement of partners and support staff, and how lawyers can best counsel clients with age related issues. It will also consider resolutions from members and bar associations that raise issues that will be referred to the NJSBA Board of Trustees.
The New Jersey State Bar Association today released an e-publication aimed at helping lawyers in transition maintain and build successful practices. A Field Guide to Legal Practice: A Resource for Lawyers in Transition is available free to all New Jersey State Bar Association members. While it will likely serve as a resource to all practitioners, the 95-page e-publication contains 22 articles covering aspects of legal practice that attorneys new to the field and those moving to solo practice will find particularly helpful. NJSBA members can access the July 2014 special edition on the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine page with login.
The New Jersey State Bar Association supports a holistic approach to bail reform.
The association is the largest group of judges, lawyers and other legal professionals in the state and counts among its members representatives of all those involved in criminal law cases, including prosecutors, public defenders, individual rights advocates, and judges. With that experience and insight, the NJSBA backs the proposed constitutional amendment, SCR-128, in tandem with the critical implementing legislation, S-946/A-1910, that addresses pretrial detention, speedy trial and funding issues. Continue reading>
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