2019 Mock Trial Winner

Congratulations to the mock trial team from Colts Neck High School of Monmouth County who won first place in the 2019 Mock Trial Competition.

Courtroom Artist Contest

Winners of the 2019 High School Courtroom Artist Contest display their winning entries.

Rocking the Mock

Students get into the spirit of the NJSBF’s “Rock the Mock” photo booth at the Southern, Northern and Central Regional Mock Trials.

Unconscious Bias

Attendees take the Implicit Association Test (IAT) on their laptops at the Foundation’s Why We Bully: Unconscious Bias training. 

Peer Mediation

Student peer mediators assist attendees at the Foundation’s Middle/High School Peer Mediation training

Character Education

Attendees work on drawings for a Respect Quilt at the Foundation’s Elementary Character Education training

Understanding HIB

In an interactive group activity, attendees at the Foundation’s Why We Bully: Understanding HIB Characteristics training, challenge their ideas of stereotypical gender roles.

Talking About Race

In an exercise titled “Privilege Walk,” attendees to the Foundation’s Why We Bully: Talking About Race training learn what privilege means and how it can propel them in front of “the line” or put them behind it.

Law Adventure Program

Middle school students arrive at the New Jersey Law Center to participate in the Foundation’s Law Adventure Program.

Law Fair Program

A “witness” is sworn in at the Foundation’s Law Fair Program.

Top Stories

Today it is more important than ever to ensure Americans have the knowledge and skills to participate in civic life.

Over the last year, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation has been working hard to create informed and engaged citizens.

We are proud of the thousands of lives we have touched through our law-related and violence prevention programming. And it’s all thanks to people like you.


Don’t Miss These Civics Publications

The NJSBF has many civics-related publications available for download or in print. Don’t miss out on two of its most popular publications, including the newest titled Beyond the Bill of Rights which explains constitutional amendments 11 through 27. Focusing on the 17 amendments added to the U.S. Constitution after the Bill of Rights was passed in 1791, the 24-page newsletter also contains a bonus article on the the Constitutional Convention.

If it’s the Bill of Rights you’re interested in, we’ve got you covered there as well with the Bill of Rights Bulletin.

Hard copies of both publications are available and can be ordered using the Publication Order Form.



Competition Deadline Coming Up

Our Law Fair (grades 3 – 6) and Law Adventure (grades 7 & 8) Mock Trial Competitions officially kicked off for the 2019-2020 season in the fall. The deadline to submit cases for the competitions is January 31, 2020. Find out how you and your students can learn about our justice system and enhance reading, writing and public speaking skills, all while having fun! For more information on Law Fair and Law Adventure, click here.


Deadline for Medal of Honor Nominations: February 28, 2020

Deadline for Medal of Honor Nominations: February 28, 2020

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation has a proud tradition of honoring lawyers and law-related professionals for their significant contributions to the advancement or improvement of the justice system or the betterment of the legal profession in New Jersey. At this...

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Now Accepting Applications for Grant Funding!

Now Accepting Applications for Grant Funding!

Are you looking for financial support for your non-profit projects? The New Jersey State Bar Foundation (NJSBF) leads the nation in providing free law-related and violence prevention education to the public. Our programs reach out statewide and are aimed at all...

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