Our Story and What We Do

It all began with one program, the high school mock trial competition, followed closely by our Law-Related Seminar Series for the public. Today, the Foundation’s programs are vast and multifaceted, boasting numerous award-winning programs and more than 30 publications for educators, students and the public—all presented with the certainty that “informed citizens are better citizens.”

From children to senior citizens, the laws of New Jersey and our nation affect everyone. That’s why the Foundation offers relevant programs and publications for the very young, the very old and all those in between.

Whether educating students about the justice system through our mock trial programs, training teachers to better combat teasing and bullying, or keeping students up to date with timely articles on social justice issues, quality programming is the hallmark of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. In addition, our collection of law-related publications from Law Points for Senior Citizens to Consumer’s Guide to New Jersey Law to Domestic Violence: The Law and You, as well as our law-related seminars, help the citizens of New Jersey navigate their rights.

Our fundamental purpose at the Foundation is to make a difference in people’s lives by helping them better understand the laws that affect them everyday. We urge you to explore our site and see how the Foundation serves the public, educators, students and attorneys of New Jersey.

Check out our 8-minute documentary, titled Making a Difference, which highlights just some of the Foundation’s good work, as well as shorter videos that highlight our mock trial program, our publications, our law school scholarship program and our teasing and bullying program, (now known as The Role of the School Climate Team).