Founded in 1958, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation has been dedicated to carrying out the charitable and educational endeavors of the organized bar, specifically the New Jersey State Bar Association. In 1988, when it moved to its current location at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, the Foundation made a concentrated effort to expand its public education efforts. Today, the Foundation stands as a model for law-related education organizations across the country.

Believing that “informed citizens are better citizens,” the Foundation strives to educate everyone in New Jersey—from students to senior citizens—about their rights and responsibilities under the law.



The Foundation’s mission is to:

  • Foster an increased awareness, appreciation and knowledge of law and the legal system among New Jersey residents.
  • Serve as the statewide resource for law-related education for the public.
  • Provide opportunities for lawyers to serve the public through the Foundation’s programs.
  • Foster professionalism and pride in the profession of law through public service.

The Foundation’s programs are made possible through funding from thanks to the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey. IOLTA stands for Interest on Income on Non-Interest Bearing Lawyers Trust Accounts. All attorneys in private practice in New Jersey are required to participate in this program

For more information on how law firms can comply, visit IOLTA’s website.

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is housed at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, where many of our events take place.

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