New Jersey State Bar Association

  • New Jersey State Bar Association

Mission Statement

  • As the voice of New Jersey attorneys, we support our more than 18,000 members by fostering professionalism, advancing personal development and encouraging participation. The New Jersey State Bar Association is a voluntary membership that can keep you current, expand your network, influence legislative outcomes and provide exclusive discounts and benefits.
  • To serve, protect, foster and promote the personal and professional interests of its members.
  • To serve as the voice of New Jersey attorneys to other organizations, governmental entities and the public with regard to the law, legal profession and legal system.
  • To promote access to the justice system, fairness in its administration, and the independence and integrity of the judicial branch.
  • To encourage participation in voluntary pro bono activities
  • To foster professionalism and pride in the profession and the NJSBA
  • To provide educational opportunities to New Jersey attorneys to enhance the quality of legal services and the practice of law
  • To provide education to the New Jersey public to enhance awareness of the legal profession and legal system


Evelyn Pading, Esq.
President of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA)

Programs and services that benefit the integration and inclusion of immigrants

The Legal and Government Affairs Department serves as the liaison between NJSBA members and the state’s three branches of government. The Department assists in developing comments on court rules, regulations and legislation. The Department works with relevant Association sections and committees to advance the Association’s legislative, judicial administration and amicus programs.

Additional services provided by the Legal and Government Affairs Department include:

  • Assisting in the development of policies, programs and initiative that make the state bar an effective voice in legal developments that broadly affect New Jerseys lawyers;
  • Coordinating the activities of the Bylaws and Resolutions Committee, the Amicus Committee and law-related ad hoc committees;
  • Administering the Ethics Diversionary Program;
  • Coordinating legal assistance programs, and
  • Acting as counsel to the NJSBA, overseeing legal aspects of NJSBA transactions, contracts, litigation and employment policies.
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