On May 17, 2006 the NJSBA Board of Trustees voted to support the creation of the Robert B. Meyner Award, as an association-wide legislative award to legislators and other government officials. The Robert B. Meyner Award is presented to government officials and non-members for outstanding advocacy service to the Association. The award was first presented at the first annual NJSBA Day in Trenton on March 3, 2008.
Procedure for Determining Award Recipients
The State Bar Association recognizes the outstanding and exemplary efforts of members of the State Legislature and the Executive Branch, in advancing the Association’s advocacy efforts and mission before governmental bodies, including the Legislature, Executive Branch and Judiciary.
The procedure for selecting an award recipient is as follows:
• The NJSBA’s Legal Government Affairs Department maintain a record of person(s) who have made
outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Association’s mission.
• The names of suggested nominees are forwarded to the Executive Director.
• The Executive Director, in conjunction with the Executive Committee, selects the award recipient(s).
Criteria for Receiving the Award
1. The awardee’s superior efforts advanced the State Bar Association’s stated mission which, in part, reads:
“To serve as the voice of New Jersey attorneys to other organizations, government entities and the public
with regard to the law, legal profession and legal system.”
2. The awardee’s outstanding contribution related to a matter on which the State Bar Association’s Board of
Trustees has taken a position, and which is vital to the NJSBA’s interests.
3. The awardee has made outstanding contributions to the furtherance of the New Jersey State Bar Association
mission, especially with respect to advocacy before the Executive Branch, Legislature and/or Judiciary.
4. The awardee may be a member of the NJSBA. Membership in the NJSBA is not a prerequisite to be
ominated to receive the award.