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NJSBA News and Updates

January 31, 2015
  • Lawyers in Transition Committee presents first annual conference on Feb. 21

    On Feb. 21, the Lawyers in Transitions Conference will address those concerns that crop up when a lawyer is just out of law school, coming back to practice, thinking about retiring, or in any situation where an attorney needs some help navigating life’s circumstances. Register for a day-long conference with hands-on workshops on business development and networking, financial planning, writing techniques, and more. A networking reception caps off the event – bring lots of business cards! Click here to register.

  • Register for Feb. 28 prisoner re-entry training program for lawyers

    On Feb. 28, NJSBA and NJICLE will present a cutting-edge seminar on this topic, “A New Beginning: Prisoner Re-entry Training for Lawyers” at the New Jersey Law Center. A veritable who’s who of experts in public policy, family law, municipal court and criminal law, and corrections and public benefits will participate in panel discussions and address the wide-range of perspectives on this issue. Attendees can earn up to 6 CLE credits. The program is free for attendees who agree to represent a participant in the prisoner re-entry program. Click here to read more and register.

  • 2015 Solo and Small Firm Conference

    The 6th Annual Solo and Small-Firm Conference is coming Feb. 28 to Mt. Laurel and on March 7 to Parsippany. Earn up to 6 CLE credits, including 1.5 ethics credits at a full-day of information-packed sessions specifically designed for the solo and small-firm practitioner. Free legal research training with Fastcase is set for the day before the conference. Visit the Solo and Small-Firm Conference page for more information. 

  • Supreme Court rules on statute of limitations for contribution claims for New Jersey Spill Act in case agreeing with amicus NJSBA

    In Morristown Associates v. Grant Oil Company, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that “the general six-year statute of limitations contained in N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1 does not apply to private claims for contribution made pursuant to the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11f(a)(2)(a)." The NJSBA participated as amicus in this case arguing that for the last 20 years no statute of limitations for The Spill Act for contribution claims has worked without problem. Click here to read the NJSBA brief. 

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.