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

Events & Information

October 14, 2014 / October 15, 2014

2014 Professionalism Day will be held in state court facilities on Tuesday October 14, 2014, and in federal courthouses on Wednesday October 15, 2014. The event was recommended by the Commission and is now in its fourth year. CLE seminars for lawyers and judges are coordinated by bar associations and the state and federal judiciaries and are either free or low cost.

October 22, 2014

2014 Professionalism Awards Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, October 22 at The Imperia in Somerset. Professional Lawyer of the Year Awards will be presented to lawyers selected by bar associations, and the Commission will present the Daniel J. O’Hern Award to a senior member of the bar of outstanding character and commitment to the highest standards of the profession.

November 24, 2013

Judge Linda Feinberg, Chair of the Commission, moderated a seminar at the annual Judicial College for trial and appellate judges. The panel included presiding judges from the trial divisions of Superior Court and appellate division and focused on ethical dilemmas and professionalism problems confronting judges, and the best ways to address them.

October 17, 2013

Professionalism Awards Luncheon: The Commission on Professionalism in the Law held its annual awards luncheon on October 17, 2013 at The Imperia in Somerset. The Daniel J. O’Hern Award was presented to Harold I. Braff of Jersey City in recognition of his commitment to the highest standards of the profession and for his career-long contributions to the bar and the community.


Professional Lawyer of the Year Awards were presented to lawyers selected by bar associations across the state in recognition of their outstanding character, competence and exemplary professional conduct. Click here (PDF) for a list of the recipients of the 2013 Professional Lawyer of the Year Awards.

September 3, 2013

New Judges Orientation: Judge Linda Feinberg, Commission Chair, and Charles Hollenbeck, Executive Director, spoke to newly appointed judges about the perils and pitfalls of life on the Superior Court bench, and how judges must provide a positive example for lawyers, parties and witnesses who appear in court. 

January 16, 2013

Professionalism Awards Luncheon: The Commission on Professionalism in the Law held its 2012 award luncheon on January 16, 2013 at the Pines Manor in Edison. The event was postponed from November 1, 2012 due to Superstorm Sandy. The Daniel J. O’Hern Award was presented posthumously to Arthur H. Miller of New Brunswick in recognition of his career-long commitment to the highest standards of the profession and his service to the bar and community.


Professional Lawyer of the Year Awards were presented to lawyers selected by bar associations across the state in recognition of their outstanding character, competence and exemplary professional conduct. Click here (PDF) for a list of the recipients of the 2012 Professional Lawyer of the Year Awards.