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NJSBA News and Updates

January 26, 2015
  • Family Law Section celebrates milestone tonight

    The Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a Casino Night Extravaganza at the New Brunswick Hyatt. The event begins at 8 p.m. and is being held in conjunction with the annual Family Law Symposium.

  • NJSBA president releases statement supporting delay of implementation of agreement for using electronic devices in court

    In a message to NJSBA members, President Paris P. Eliades, Esq. voiced support of the Supreme Court's announcement that implementation of the agreement to use electronic devices has been delayed. He stated that the New Jersey Supreme Court weighed the concerns voiced by the NJSBA and others and "with the grace that has become the hallmark of this Court," delayed the effective date of the directive regarding signing an agreement for using electronic devices in court. Other aspects of the directive become effective on Feb. 2.  Read the statement > 

  • Two join NJSBA to bolster legislative advocacy program and diversity efforts

    The New Jersey State Bar Association, the state’s leading organization of judges, lawyers and legal professionals, recently added two key members to its Legal and Government Affairs Department. Denise Sharperson has been named Assistant General Counsel and Director of Diversity Initiatives. Lisa Chapland also joined the association as the Director of Government Affairs this month. Read more >

  • Young Lawyers Division seeks nominations for annual awards

    The Young Lawyers Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association is seeking nominations for its awards, which are presented annually to outstanding young attorneys: Service to the Community, Service to the Bar, Professional Achievement and Young Lawyer of the Year. Read more>

  • 2015 NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention

    Don’t miss New Jersey’s premier legal event, where the community gathers for unrivaled programming, 12 CLE credits, the latest products and services, and exceptional networking at receptions, social functions, and other ticketed events. More than 2,700 attorneys, judges, law clerks, legal administrators and paralegals are expected to attend over 80 educational seminars in virtually every area of law. Visit our Annual Meeting and Convention page for more information.

  • NJSBA files brief in case dealing with recall judges and the NJ Constitution

    The NJSBA filed a brief with the New Jersey Supreme Court requesting amicus curiae participation in State v. Buckner, a case that questions  the constitutionality of the Recall Statute.  Read the brief >

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