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The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the philanthropic and charitable arm of the Bar Association. We provide FREE law-related education to the citizens of New Jersey, from elementary, middle & high school students to senior citizens. We also provide opportunities for lawyers to serve the public through participation in and support of our programs. Here’s what we have to offer YOU:

  • Publications on law-related topics for you or your clients
  • Opportunities to give back to your community that draw on your legal experience and knowledge
  • The chance to grow your networks, skills, and heart by serving on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees
  • Social media cred by following, sharing and liking the Foundation’s interesting and highly relevant posts
  • The inside scoop on where the educators in your network can find interactive and impactful trainings
  • The gratitude of your friends, colleagues, clients and family who are looking for fun, engaging and educational lesson plans (that just happen to be law and civics-related)
  • The knowledge that your financial donation will help to foster an increased awareness, appreciation and knowledge of the law and the legal system among New Jersey residents

In 2020, through its Speakers Bureau,

the New Jersey State Bar Foundation sent 162 volunteers attorneys

on speaking engagements, serving 9,700 citizens

In 2020, 8,100 students and teachers

participated in New Jersey State Bar Foundation

mock trial programs


Feedback about our Trainings

“Thank you for a great training. I really enjoyed the activities and group interaction and feel confident and inspired to implement these tools and activities in my school.”

Feedback about our Workshops

“There was so much reflection, which was so eye opening. This workshop was fantastic. Great job.”

Feedback about our Programs

“This was my first experience with one of your programs and I am very appreciative of the resources you offer to schools as support for improving school culture.”

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Volunteers are the backbone of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. Use the Attorney Volunteer Form to become part of our Speakers Bureau or coach a mock trial team. Click here to check out what our volunteers have to say about their experience volunteering with the New Jersey State Bar Foundation.

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation has many publications that can enhance your practice. Take a look at our Publications Page, where you will find five toggles, including one for Publications for the Public. You can download PDFs from the toggles and if hard copies are available, please use the Publication Order Form and we will ship you a supply of whatever you need (from any toggle).

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation would love to see you at its annual gala celebration honoring our Medal of Honor recipients. Save the date for September 20, 2022, and stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, take a look at the photo gallery from the 2021 event.

It is because of the generosity of attorneys like you that the Bar Foundation is able to provide the multitude of programs and publications that it does. Please consider making a one-time or recurring donation so that the Foundation can continue its great work. You can also pay tribute to a mentor, family member or friend by purchasing a brick that will be installed on the New Jersey Law Center’s portico.

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s social media feeds are great conversation starters and new posts are added at least twice a day. There is always something new to learn from them whether it’s about civics, history or the great programs and publications provided by the Bar Foundation. @NJStateBarFdn can be found on several platforms. Please like and follow us and more importantly ask your friends to like and follow us as well.

The Foundation provides educator trainings on a number of different topics. For more details, click here. The Foundation also provides webinars and bonus content for SEL. Check out the SEL Webinars and Online Content for Educators page.


In 2020, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation

distributed 212,439 publications

In 2020, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation

trained 2,391 educators

through virtual workshops and webinars

Real Feedback from Teachers

“I wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoy the educator trainings you and your team do, and how helpful they were last spring when schools were forced to go virtual.”

Feedback about our Publications

“The articles in Beyond the Bill of Rights are accessible for my students and what I call a high interest read. It isn’t like a textbook as it has a much better voice that students can connect to. It has provided me with the resource I need to effectively teach the Constitution.”

-Teacher, Madison Junior School, Madison

Feedback about our Newsletters

“The newsletters are great because they include timely subjects written at an appropriate level for our students. I have access to many online sources, but with the NJSBF newsletters I can use the physical copies to teach students how to annotate text, which is something I can’t do if they are reading an article online.”
-Teachers at Good Intent School, Deptford

If you’re interested in civics, check out the Foundation’s civics blog, The Informed Citizen. So far, the blog has covered more than 25 civics-related topics, including democratic norms, diplomacy, equal justice under the law, primaries and caucuses and much more. To peruse the topics, click here. The Informed Citizen is just one way the Foundation promotes civics, check out our Mock Trial and Civics Online Content page.

If you know an educator who could benefit from our civics publications or if you would like copies for yourself, please use this order form and we will send you hard copies. To download a PDF of any of publication, check out our Publications Page. You can also peruse back issues of The Legal Eagle, the Foundation’s legal newspaper for kids or Respect, our diversity newsletter. Just open the relevant toggle.

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation publishes two subscription-based newsletters—The Legal Eagle, our legal newspaper for kids, and Respect, our diversity newsletter. Both are published three times a year and offered FREE of charge to interested schools. Click here if you would like to receive future printed copies.