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NJSBA News and Updates

September 18, 2014
  • NJSBA General Council to Meet; Election and Seminar Highlight Agenda

    The NJSBA General Council will meet on Friday October 17 at the Law Center, New Brunswick beginning at 1 p.m., with a buffet lunch available at noon. The General Council includes leaders of the NJSBA, NJSBF, and county and specialty bar associations, as governed by the NJSBA Bylaws. The General Council makes recommendations to the NJSBA Board of Trustees on matters affecting the membership and the legal community at large.

    The meeting will include the election of a member to a seat on the NJSBA Nominating Committee. Two candidates have qualified – Kelly Ann Bird (Gibbons PC in Newark) and Jonathan W. Wolfe (Skoloff & Wolfe in Livingston).

    A 1.5 credit CLE seminar “Age and Its Impact on the Law” will be moderated by Nancy Erika Smith of Smith Mullin in Montclair. Resolutions from members and participating bar associations will be considered. Members of the General Council may use this link to register.

  • Professionalism Awards Will Honor Justin Walder and Other Notable Lawyers; Judge Glenn A. Grant Will Be Keynote Speaker

    The annual Professionalism Awards Luncheon, sponsored by the Commission on Professionalism in the Law, will be held on Wednesday, October 22 at The Imperia in Somerset. The Commission will honor Justin P. Walder with the Daniel J. O’Hern Award for lifetime achievement and commitment to the highest ideals of the profession. Also, Professional Lawyer of the Year awards will be presented to attorneys selected by numerous New Jersey bar associations. Judge Glenn A. Grant, Acting Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts will be the keynote speaker.  Please use this link for further information, including a registration form.

  • NJSBA-supported legislation becomes law

    Several measures the New Jersey State Bar Association supported have been signed into law, including a measure that updates the state's alimony laws which the association viewed as a high priority and focused resources to find a solution that makes common-sense changes that will aid New Jersey residents. The NJSBA also applauds the enactment of these laws that establish the Family Collaborative Law Act, prohibit notarios from representing themselves as attorneys and much more. Read more>

  • NJSBF Third Annual Juried Art Show Sept. 4 - Oct. 1

    View works of photography, oils, pastels, watercolors, wood block prints and collage in the New Jersey State Bar Foundation's Third Annual Juried Art Show. The exhibit will be on display Sept. 4 through Oct. 1 in the Visitor's Lounge of the New Jersey Law Center. 

  • It's not (necessarily) in the snail mail - NJSBA is friend-of-the-court in matter that looks at use of fax and email for notifications

    The New Jersey State Bar Association filed papers this week with the New Jersey Supreme Court as an amicus party in a contract case that examines the implications of the use of electronic notifications. Conley v. Gurrero examines whether proper notice of termination for a real estate contract, during an attorney review period, was served when the buyer's broker received the notice via fax and email. Read the full brief here.   

  • NJSBA Urges Immediate Action to Fill Judicial Vacancies

    The Camden, New Cumberland, MiddlesexPassaicSomerset and Essex County Bar Associations joined the State Bar Association by sending letters calling on the Governor and Legislative leaders to address the judicial vacancy crisis.


    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>

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.