The NJSBA Legal Affairs department monitors issues surrounding the legal rights, interests and responsibilities of lawyers and the justice system and coordinates any direct NJSBA involvement in cases and proceedings before state and federal courts.
The NJSBA sometimes participates as amicus curiae in pending cases before New Jersey and federal courts where issues are believed to affect the legal profession or the system of justice.
The NJSBA is often asked to recommend the names of attorneys and non-attorneys to serve as volunteers on District Ethics Committees in New Jersey's attorney disciplinary system. We also offer the Supreme Court an analysis of each annual attorney disciplinary budget paid for by the annual assessment on attorneys in an effort to maximize the fairness, excellence and cost effectiveness of the system. Additionally, the NJSBA monitors the performance of the disciplinary system through a review of monthly reports from the Office of Attorney Ethics.
NJSBA members who have questions, comments or seek information about the NJSBA's Ethics Support efforts may contact us by email here.