New Jersey State Bar Association - The voluntary Bar Association of New Jersey, serving members since 1899.


As the voice of New Jersey attorneys, we support our more than 18,000 members by fostering professionalism, advancing personal development and encouraging participation. The New Jersey State Bar Association is a voluntary membership that can keep you current, expand your network, influence legislative outcomes and provide exclusive discounts and benefits.

Our Mission

To serve, protect, foster and promote the personal and professional
interests of its members.


To serve as the voice of New Jersey attorneys to other organizations,
governmental entities and the public with regard to the law, legal profession
and legal system.


To promote access to the justice system, fairness in its administration, and the independence and integrity of the judicial branch. 


To encourage participation in voluntary pro bono activities. 


To foster professionalism and pride in the profession and the NJSBA.


To provide educational opportunities to New Jersey attorneys to
enhance the quality of legal services and the practice of law.


To provide education to the New Jersey public to enhance awareness
of the legal profession and legal system.


December 11, 1992 - REVISED December 2007 - REVISED May 2014 

Our Commitment to Diversity

The NJSBA strives to promote and foster an inclusive and diverse bar association. The Association includes within the broad concept of diversity, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity and other under-represented groups such as government lawyers and in-house counsel. We are committed to ensuring that all of our members are given the opportunity to fully participate in leadership positions and all programs and services offered by the bar association and in all aspects of the legal profession.

The NJSBA is committed to ensuring that the individual differences of its members are understood, respected and appreciated. We recognize that leveraging individual differences is critically important to fulfilling the bar association’s mission and to its continued growth and success. Thus, we encourage a standard of conduct and behavior that values the importance of diversity and inclusivity. The NJSBA has zero tolerance for and will promptly investigate and respond to hatred, intolerance, insensitivity, bigotry, threats of violence, harassment or discrimination and all other actions that are inconsistent with its efforts to be an inclusive and diverse bar association.

May 19, 2010

Diversity Initiatives