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John E. Keefe Jr., the founder of Keefe Law Firm, formerly Keefe Bartels LLC, in Red Bank is the 120th president of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Keefe said he is humbled and honored to serve the state’s legal profession. He feels strongly that lawyers and the law are a force for good in society.
In the coming year he plans to focus the energies of the association on advancing legislation that will put professionals on an even playing field; increasing diversity and inclusion in the profession; establishing a mentorship program; and creating a formal network to help attorneys in times of personal or health crisis.

He is also a trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation.

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John E. Keefe Jr.
2018-2019 NJSBA President

President's Perspective   

Speaking Up for a Noble Profession and Fairness
New Jersey Lawyer No. 317/April 2019

President's Perspective
The Value of Listening
New Jersey Lawyer No. 316/February 2019

President's Perspective
Commitment to Professionalism Critical for All Attorneys
New Jersey Lawyer No. 315/December 2018
President's Perspective
NJSBA Mentor Match Needs You
New Jersey Lawyer No. 314/October 2018

President's Perspective
Doing Good Together, for the NJSBA and Profession
New Jersey Lawyer No. 313/August 2018

President's Perspective
Leading Lawyers Forward, Together
John E. Keefe Jr. became the 120th president of the New Jersey State Bar Association at the Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City last month. This is an excerpt of his installation speech.

New Jersey Lawyer No. 312/June 2018



President's Statements and Press Release

President's Message on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting - October 30, 2018

Justice Anne Patterson reconfirmed for state high court - State Bar president John Keefe spoke about why Justice Patterson deserves reconfirmation. - July 26, 2018
NJSBA and several bar groups oppose border policies that are separating families, offer help - President John E. Keefe Jr. is among seven New Jersey bar association leaders to have written to administration officials opposing the policies in place at the southern border that have led to families being separated. - June 26, 2018
NJSBA applauds renomination of Supreme Court Justice - President John E. Keefe Jr. said the renomination of Supreme Court Justice Anne Patterson marked an important day restoring a practice that preserves the independence of the New Jersey's legal system. - May 31, 2018 
NJSBA Installs New Slate of Officers: Keefe becomes president, Padin president-elect, Hille immediate past president - May 18, 2018