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2021 Medal of Honor Awards Dinner

After more than a year of virtual events, and the cancellation of last year’s awards dinner due to circumstances beyond everyone’s control, the NJSBF is delighted to host this year’s IN-PERSON Medal of Honor Awards Dinner on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the Park Chateau in East Brunswick.
Visit our event page here to buy tickets, donate, take out a sponsorship to support the NJSBF, take out an ad in the program journal to support the Foundation, honor the award recipients or promote your firm/company.


Join us in celebration of the 40th anniversary of our Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition. For more information about the competition, click here. County competitions will take place in January, with regional, semi-final and final contests in February and March. If in person competition is not possible at that time, we will pivot to virtual. There is no charge to enter.

NJSBF’s free Law Fair Competition for grades 3 – 6 and Law Adventure Competition for grades 7 & 8 will proceed as usual with submission of original mock trial cases written by teachers and students according to rules that NJSBF provides. For Law Fair, click here and for Law Adventure, click here.

NJSBF Has A New Workshop!

Unaddressed trauma can lead to violence, and in turn, providing support for students who have experienced trauma can prevent violence and create stronger communities. While focusing on trauma in the context of returning to school after remote learning, this workshop will define trauma, give examples of how it can manifest in the classroom and school building, and offer practical tips on how educators can incorporate a trauma-sensitive lens into their teaching style. This workshop will be available in August and September, click here to sign up for it.

The History of the New Jersey Law Center

Check out the video of Vincent J. Apruzzese, Esq., a former NJSBF President, who led the drive to build the New Jersey Law Center, telling the story of how the building came about. The Foundation’s high school mock trial competition is named after Mr. Apruzzese. In this oral history, titled The History of the Law Center, Mr. Apruzzese takes you through the process which culminated in The New Jersey Law Center becoming one of the premiere centers for law-related education in the nation for the public and attorneys. Click here to watch the 23-minute video.


NJSBF’s Latest Publication Tackles Notario Fraud

NJSBF’s Latest Publication Tackles Notario Fraud

Inadequate representation in any legal matter can have devastating consequences. Those consequences are elevated in immigration matters where having an experienced immigration attorney can mean the difference in winning or losing a case. There are laws against the...

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