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NJSBA News and Updates

April 21, 2015
  • NJSBA reaffirms commitment to diversity, inclusion

    The New Jersey State Bar Association’s governing body reaffirmed the organizations commitment to diversity and inclusion at its recent meeting. At the trustees’ meeting in New Brunswick last week, the board unanimously adopted a “Statement of Diversity and Inclusion.” The statement sends a strong message and presents an opportunity for tangible results in the areas of diversity and inclusion. It expands on the association’s commitment to diversity that was approved in 2010. Read more>

  • Congratulations to the winners in the Law Day 2015 YouTube Video Contest

    Videos submitted by Passaic County Technical Institute and Dwight David Eisenhower Middle School "Home of the Generals" took the top prizes in the Young Lawyers Division's Law Day 2015 YouTube Video Contest. The 800th Anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta was the theme this year. Students at Clifton HS, Trinity Christian School, Tenafly HS and Terrill Middle School created videos that won second place and honorable mentions. Watch the winning videos here>

  • State Bar Foundation calls on legal community artists to submit artworks for Fourth Annual Juried Art Show

    Attention attorneys, judges, law students, law professors and all other law-related professionals: You are invited to submit your original art work for the NJ Law Center Fourth Annual Juried Art Show in digital format by submission deadline, Thursday, July 9, 5 p.m. For specs, entry form and questions, contact Cynthia Pellegrino at; or for a prospectus, click here, and for a registration form, click here. Opening night reception is Thursday, September 24, 6-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The show runs through October 29 at the New Jersey Law Center.

  • NJSBA Pro Bono Committee seeks nominations for annual award and announces new criteria and categories

    Nominations for the NJSBA Annual Pro Bono Award are being sought to recognize members of the legal community, law firms and legal organizations who exhibit exemplery pro bono service. This year, the NJSBA Pro Bono Committee is announcing exciting changes to the criteria and categories. New Lawyer and Lifetime Achievement are among the new additions. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, May 22. Read more >

  • Election slated for next NJSBA secretary this spring

    New Jersey State Bar Association members will vote on who will be the next secretary. Association trustees Kimberly A. Yonta and Fruqan Mouzon and former trustee Robert J. Brass are the candidates on the ballot. The NJSBA Nominating Committee selected Yonta in February when it released its slate of candidates. Brass and Mouzon are seeking the office by petition, as per the bylaws. In the coming weeks, all general members of the association will receive information about voting. Voting will take place between April 13 and May 4. Read more>

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