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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/22/04
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Join the NJSBA for Money-Saving Benefits

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—As a legal professional, one of the best ways to grow your career and save money is to join the New Jersey State Bar Association, the respected leader of legal professional associations in the state and the voice of all New Jersey attorneys. The NJSBA is your partner in enhancing your legal career with networking opportunities and a wide-variety of member benefits. Contact the NJSBA Membership Department at 732-249-5000 or online at www.njsba.com.

In addition to advocating to the Legislature and Governor on critical issues of interest to attorneys and their clients, the NJSBA also offers many important money saving benefits for its members.

Member Insurance Plans

The NJSBA offers various insurance products, as an exclusive member benefit, through NIA Group, LLC. As the largest privately held New Jersey insurance broker, NIA Group can provide access to many different insurance companies providing lawyers professional liability, general office insurance, and group benefits coverage. As an independent insurance agent, NIA Group will shop various markets to obtain the best possible price and coverage.

Through the NJSBA website, members can access a Lawyers Professional Liability NJ Market Summary and an application form to obtain quotes from NIA. From the home page at www.njsba.com, click on the Membership Information button, select Benefits and then Member Insurance Programs. Be sure to log on with your NJSBA Member ID number and password to access the downloadable documents and links to the NIA website. Members can also call 1-888-890-4650 to find out more about the insurance products available through the NIA Group, LLC.

NJ CiteLineSM

Through a partnership with LexisNexis, NJ CiteLine provides unlimited access to primary New Jersey legal sources free to NJSBA members through the association’s website, www.njsba.com.

NJ CiteLine sources include decisions of the NJ Supreme Court from 1790, NJ Superior Court from 1792 and NJ Tax Court from 1979. CiteLine also contains the NJ Statutes, NJ Constitution, NJ Administrative Code and NJ Court Rules.

Federal sources available through CiteLine include U.S. Supreme Court Cases from 1790, US Circuit Court of Appeals Cases from 1995, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel from 1995 and Supreme Court and Appellate Cases from the 50 states from 1995.

NJSBA members can also get additional research at a low cost. Shepard's Citations reports are available for $4.25 each. The Shepard’s reports help to quickly validate research by providing relevant cases, statutes, secondary sources and annotations that cite the authority. In addition, NJSBA members can obtain an annual Shepard's subscription at a 15 percent discount off the list price of $1020.

The Annotated Version of a case is available for $9 each. It provides a case summary written by LexisNexis attorney editors, and Core Concepts that point out the main points of law in the language of the court.

At anytime from the CiteLine module, NJSBA members can also select Pay-As-You-Go options from LexisNexis. Subscriptions for one-day, one-week or one-month of unlimited searches, printing, Shepard's Citations service, and links to cases and codes can be purchased for just one fee.

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers

Jos. A. Bank has expanded its NJSBA member discount program to employees of NJSBA member law firms at no cost to the company or employees.

Employees of the law firm or company who apply for the Jos. A. Bank Corporate Card will receive a 20 percent discount on all regularly priced merchandise for in-store, catalog and Internet orders. Sale items are excluded from the discount, however members are always guaranteed the best price. As a preferred customer, the Corporate Cardholder will also receive advance notice of sales and in-store events.

To receive a free Corporate Card, simply visit the Jos. A. Bank store nearest you, show proof of association with your company– business card, work ID, pay stub, corporate ID number–and request the Corporate Card or call their toll-free catalog number at 800-285-2265. Requests can also be sent by email to corporatecard@jos-a-bank.com.

To request a catalog or for the store nearest you, please call Jos. A. Bank Clothiers at 800-285-2265, or visit www.josbank.com.

FedEx Kinko’s

The NJSBA’s discounted managed office document and copying services product from Kinko’s is now FedEx Kinko’s. NJSBA members get substantial discounts on copying and other services at participating FedEx Kinko's locations. Black and white copies are 3 1/2 cents, double-sided black and white are 5 1/2 cents and color copies are as low as 69 cents. Other services, including signs and banners, binding and finishing services, faxing and scanning, calendars and greeting cards are available at a 20 percent discount.

In order to receive the NJSBA member benefits, you must fill out a participation agreement. Go to www.njsba.com, log on with your NJSBA member ID number, select Membership Information, Benefits, then Discounted Copying Services. Use the link that reads “For more information about FedEx Kinko's” and then select the mobile professionals link to access the participation agreement.

DHL Express Partner Savings Program

The NJSBA now provides overnight delivery services through the DHL Express Partner Savings Program. DHL offers a full range of services including: delivery next morning, next afternoon, second day, ground service, or international service to over 220 countries; guaranteed on-time delivery or money back; discounted rates; special volume rates; convenient on-line shipping and tracking; 24-hour customer service; free shipping supplies; and low rates on prepaid ship ready products.

Call 1-888-758-8955 for a FREE DHL Express Starter Kit, or visit the Membership Information section of www.njsba.com to sign up on-line at the DHL Express Partner website.

ABA Books in Substantive Titles

The ABA law practice book purchase program offers many substantive titles that are helpful to attorneys and their practice, with many of the books discounted up to 35 percent off for NJSBA members.

Currently available are titles for banking, bankruptcy and business law practitioners; construction and public contract law attorneys; criminal law practice; elder and family law practice; and international and real property law.

To help you run your law office efficiently, the NJSBA also offers many law office management titles.

Peruse the selections and order online by visiting www.njsba.com, select Membership Information, then Benefits, and ABA Law Practice Management Books at a Discount. If you would like to purchase a particular ABA Law Practice Management Book not on the list, please contact ndemarinis@njsba.com to see if it is available.

PCLaw

Members of the New Jersey State Bar Association are entitled to 20 percent off the purchase of new PCLaw software. PCLaw includes time/billing for one timekeeper, trust accounting, check writing, general ledger, calendar, contact manager, matter management, document/email management and document creation in one program.

Firms currently using PCLaw can apply the 20 percent discount towards the purchase of any PCLaw module.

To claim your discount, call the PCLaw sales department at 1-800-387-9785 extension 2. Verify NJSBA membership with the sales representative by having your NJSBA member ID number ready.

Magazine Subscription Service

NJSBA members can save money with the discounts available for magazine subscriptions through Subscription Services, Inc. Visit www.njsba.com, select Membership Information, then benefits, and click on the link for NJSBA Magazine Subscription Service. Check the magazine category of interest, and shop online.

Legal Career Center

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