Frequently Asked Questions

 

If you can’t find an answer to your question below, you may email us, call 1-800-FREE LAW or contact a staff member.

Do you offer free legal advice?

No. The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers FREE law-related education to the public and educators. We have no attorneys on staff. We do provide several publications on specific areas of law on our Publications page.

Can you recommend an attorney?

No. The Foundation does not offer referral services. You may be able to obtain a referral from your county bar association.

Can I report a problem with my attorney to you?

No. You may contact the Office of Attorney Ethics at 800-406-8594 or via their website.

I’m looking for a particular attorney who I worked with before but can’t locate. Can you help me?

No. You may want to contact the New Jersey Lawyers Fund for Client Protection at 855-533-FUND (3863) or via their website.

Can I obtain my Bar Exam results from you?

No. The Foundation does not administer the bar exam. You can contact the New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners at 609-815-2911 or via their website.

How do I go about renting a meeting room at the New Jersey Law Center?

You may either call 732-249-5000 and request the NJSBA Meetings Department or email them at meetingsdep[email protected]

If a training is full when I try to register, is there a wait list?

Yes. Email the date of the training you want to attend, your name, email address and daytime phone number to [email protected] or call 732-937-7523.

If I can’t attend a training, can I send someone else in my place?

Unfortunately, since we have an extensive wait list, our policy is first come, first serve. If you cancel your registration we move to the next person on the wait list.

I am a New Jersey educator. Will I receive professional development credit for attending an NJSBF training?

Yes. The NJSBF does provide professional development credit for attending a training. For Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation, Character Education, The Role of the Climate Team, Why We Bully Series and How to Teach the Holocaust, participants that attend the full training will receive 5.5 professional development credits. Credits are also provided to teachers who attend mock trial workshops for high school and grades 3-8.

I am a New Jersey attorney. Can I receive NJ CLE credit at NJSBF public programs?

No, but NJ-admitted attorneys may be eligible for CLE credit for volunteering to coach a high school mock trial team or judging a high school contest in our Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition. For more information about coaching a team, contact Sheila Boro at 732-937-7519 or via email: [email protected]

Are donations to the New Jersey State Bar Foundation tax deductible?

Yes. The Bar Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Click here to make a donation.

How can I arrange for an engraved brick to be installed at the New Jersey Law Center?

Click here to order your brick. Any questions regarding obtaining a brick, please contact Cynthia Pellegrino at 732-937-7507 or via email: [email protected]