Reports and Comments

Report of the Subcommittee on Judicial Independence in the Municipal Courts

NJSBA comments to the Division of Taxation about proposals to change the regulations governing transfer inheritance and estate taxes - September 15, 2017

Letter to Governor Chris Christie urging that Legal Services funding be maintained in the fiscal year 2018 budget - June 30, 2017
   
Letter to Chief Justice Rabner on Proposed Court Rule Amendments/Committee Reports R. 5:6-9; R. 1:38; R. 1:40-4(b) - June 16, 2017

Letter to Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D. on Supplemental Report of the Supreme Court Committee on Municipal Court Practice - June 9, 2017

Letter to Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D., Re: Proposed Amendments to Regulations Governing the Supreme Court Committee on Character - May 23, 2017
   
Letter to Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D., comments on Rules Committee Reports - 2017 report of the Complementary Dispute Resolution, Family Practice, Municipal Court Practice and Rules of Evidence committees - April 7, 2017
   
Letter to Division of Workers' Compensation offering proposals to promote efficiency in processing formal claims - March 22, 2017
   
Letter to New Jersey Governor Christopher J. Christie Re: Tenure of Workers' Compensation Judges - March 22, 2017
   
Comments on Proposed Amendments to Model Rules of Professional Conduct Rules 7.1 - 7.5 to Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility - February 27, 2017
   
Letter to Court with recommendations in connection with the State's request for the appointment of a special master in State v. Cassidy - January 27, 2017
   
Comments to Proposed Rule Amendments to Rule 1:20 - January 23, 2017
   
Recommendation of Amendments to Rule 1:21-11 Certification of Qualifying Pro Bono Organizations - January 9, 2017
   
Letter Re: Proposed Amendment to Rule 1:38 Regarding Access to Family Part Court Records - December 7, 2016
   
Letter to the Court providing Statement in response to State's motion in State v. Cassidy - December 5, 2016
   
Comments on 2017 Proposed Disciplinary Budget - November 21, 2016
   
Letter to Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D. re: filing fees - September 30, 2016

Comments on Proposed Revised and New Model Forms-Guardianship of Incapacitated Adults - September 30, 2016

Comments on Report of the Supreme Court Working Group on the Indiscriminate Shackling of Juveniles in Court - September 30, 2016

NJSBA 2016-2017 Annual Report - September 22, 2016

New Jersey State Bar Association Member Survey - July, 2016

Comments on Appellate Division Rules to Implement Criminal Justice Reform - August 25, 2016
   
Comments on the Report of the Supreme Court Arbitration Advisory Committee - August 25, 2016
   
Comments on the Report of the Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Violence - July 29, 2016
   
Transcript of NJSBA Subcommittee on Judicial Independence in Municipal Courts Hearing on June 6, 2016

Comments on Recommended Court Rules to Implement the Bail Reform Law - June 22, 2016
   
Comments on Proposed Amendment to RPC 1.2 Regarding Medical Marijuana Law - June 20, 2016
   
Transcript of NJSBA Subcommittee on Judicial Independence in Municipal Courts Hearing on May 19, 2916.

Opinion 53 Non-Lawyer Medicaid Advisors (Including "Application Assistors") and the Unauthorized Practice of Law - Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law Appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey
The New Jersey Supreme Court's Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law opinion that agrees with the NJSBA's recommended position that Medicaid advisors can assist with gathering and filing documents, but cannot advise on taking steps to qualify for medicaid, spending down assets or providing tax advice. The association's Elder and Disability Law Section and the Professional Responsibility and Unlawful Practice Committee sought the opinion. - May 16, 2016

   
Transcript of NJSBA Subcommittee on Judicial Independence in Municipal Courts Hearing on May 2, 2016.

The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services  - Comments on Issues Paper Re: Alternative Business Structures - May 4, 2016
   
Transcript of NJSBA Subcommittee on Judicial Independence in Municipal Courts Hearing on April 4, 2016.

ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services - Comments on Issues Paper Unregulated LSP Entities - April 28, 2016
   
Comments on Proposed Revised Code of Judicial Conduct - April 21, 2016
   
Comments on the 2016 Reports of the Supreme Court Civil Practice, Special Civil Part Practice and Tax Court Committees - April 15, 2016
   
Comments on the Report of the Supreme Court Arbitration Advisory Committee - March 14, 2016
   
Comments to the Administrative Office of the Courts asking for clarification on the newly adopted Rule 1:21-11, which deals with the way pro bono organizations, other than those affiliated with Legal Services of New Jersey, report information to the courts about their volunteers each year - February 17, 2016

Letters from NJSBA President Miles S. Winder III, Esq. to Family Law Section Chair Amanda Trigg, Esq., dated Feb. 17, 2016 and New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, dated Oct. 22, 2015 regarding increases in Court Fees and Rule 1:43 - February 17, 2016

Comments on Criminal Practice Committee Report - February 1, 2016
   
Comments from the NJSBA Ad Hoc Committee on the Uniform Bar Examination - January 22, 2016
   
Comments to ABA Commission on Future of Legal Services - January 4, 2016   

Comments on the Report and Recommendation of the Supreme Court Working Group on Ethical Issues Involving Metadata in Electronic Documents - December 15, 2015
   
Comments on 2016 Proposed Attorney Disciplinary System Budget - November 6, 2015

Comments in response to the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services' resolution proposing Model Regulatory Objectives ("Resolution") - October 27, 2015

Letter to Chief Justice Rabner re: filing fees - October 22, 2015

Information Concerning the Formation of a New Jersey State Bar Association Political Action Committee - September 21, 2015

Comments on the Report of the Special Committee on Attorney Ethics and Admissions - September 15, 2015
   
2015 Annual Report of the New Jersey State Bar Association - September 1, 2015

Comments on Report of Ad Hoc Committee on the Arbitration of Family Matters - May 27, 2015

Report of the Task Force on Judicial Independence - May 2015

NJSBA comments on the 2013-2015 reports of the Complementary Dispute Resolution, Criminal Practice, Rules of Evidence, Family Practice and Minority Concerns Committees of the New Jersey Supreme Court - April 15, 2015

NJSBA President Paris P. Eliades letter to Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D. on proposed increase to state court fees - October, 2014

Trustees reaffirm value of Mid-Year Meeting July, 2014
The New Jersey State Bar Association's governing body, acting on a report from the Meeting Arrangements and Program Committee, reaffirmed its support for continuing the Mid-Year Meeting which results in meaningful business relationships, business development opportunities and is a financially self-sustaining and valuable member benefit. The  trustees reviewed the issue following the passage of a General Council resolution last fall. Click here to read the full report. 

June 3, 2014 Judicial Independence Task Force hearing transcript

May 15, 2014 Judicial Independence Task Force hearing transcript

April 1, 2014 Judicial Independence Task Force hearing transcript


New Jersey State Bar Association's Pro Bono Task Force Report: Closing the Justice Gap  - May 2012
The task force report, which the state bar association’s governing body supported and accepted at its May meeting in Atlantic City, is now being circulated throughout the legal community for further comment and President Kevin P. McCann will soon appoint an ad hoc committee to continue the examination of the specific recommendations in the report and make recommendations regarding implementation. Comments are due Sept. 12. The association’s Board of Trustees will review the feedback on each recommendation and determine what further action will be taken on each item. Comments can be submitted to Kate Coscarelli at kcoscarelli@njsba.com.

Report Of The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Work-Life Balance Task Force  - May 2009
NJ State Bar Association comments.

New Jersey State Bar Association Comments on the Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Continuing Legal Education's Draft Report and Recommendations February 9, 2009
NJ State Bar Association comments.

New Jersey State Bar Association Comments on the Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Continuing Legal Education's Draft Report and Recommendations (PDF) - September 10, 2008
NJ State Bar Association comments.

NJSBA Comments on the Supreme Court Special Committee on Public Access to Court Records Report March 21, 2008
NJ State Bar Association comments.

NJ State Bar Association Recommendations for Implementation of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education  - March 13, 2008
Report and Recommendations

NJSBA Report on Business Courts - Ad Hoc Committee on Business Courts - July 2005
August 5, 1998 report revisited in light of the Commercial and Technology Part Legislation (A3544) pending in the New Jersey Legislature, July 2005.

 

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