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NJSBA News and Updates

March 1, 2015
  • Parental obligation to pay for college education is topic for New Jersey Family Lawyer

    In the February 2015 New Jersey Family Lawyer, Jay M. McManigal discusses Newburgh v. Arrigo and a parent’s obligation to contribute to the cost of college education. Is the law written in a way that ensures protection of a parent’s fundamental right to rear children while also protecting the best interests of the child in the wake of a divorce? And how do these issues impact families in New Jersey? Read more >

  • NJSBA urges Supreme Court to reject attempt to overturn standard for warrantless vehicle searches

    The New Jersey State Bar Association is urging the state Supreme Court to uphold a 2009 ruling on warrantless motor vehicle searches, contending law enforcement’s challenge to it would undermine motorists’ constitutional protections. Read the brief in State v. WittClick here to read the brief written by Jeffrey Evan Gold, Esq., Kimberly Yonta, Esq. and Justin M. Moles, Esq. 

  • NJSBA files brief in statute of limitations employment application case

    The NJSBA petitioned the Supreme Court to participate as amicus curiae in the matter of Rodriguez v. Raymour & Flanigan. The Court is asked to decide whether or not an employer could enforce a contractual provision in an employment application, by which the employee waived the two-year statute of limitations applicable to claims against the employer and shortened the period for such claims to six months. Read the NJSBA brief >

  • NJSBA forms academy to foster next generation of leaders; Leadership Academy now accepting applications

    In an effort to help young lawyers attain the skills to become the next generation of bar and community leaders, the NJSBA has formed a Leadership Academy and is accepting applications for its inaugural class of fellows. The deadline to apply is March 25. Read the academy's mission statement here. Download the application here.

  • NJSBA to host Trenton event looking at ethics in government

    The 2015 NJSBA Town Hall Advocacy Program will be March 9 in Trenton. This half-day CLE program will explore the ethical and compliance issues which attorneys and executive and legislative branch state government staff face on a daily basis. A trio of panels, featuring attorneys, judges, legislators and key Trenton decision-makers, will examine the administrative challenges and ethical requirements associated with lobby disclosure laws, campaign finance, including pay-to-play rules, and the ethical standards members of executive and legislative branches of government must follow. Click here to register.

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.