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Solo and Small-Firm Resource Guide
NJSBA Resource Guide for Solo and Small-Firm Practitioners Now Available. Check it out here.

Over two-thirds of New Jersey lawyers in private practice work in solo or small firms. The NJSBA knows that the challenges you face are unique and range from advocating for clients, keeping up on the latest case law, networking and all the details and challenges that go with running a small business. As the state’s largest legal organization, the NJSBA has put together the Resource Guide for Solo and Small-Firm Practitioners, an eBook available now as a free download. It’s chock-full of information you need, and links to resources for more information. Plus, get insight from solo and small-firm attorneys on important issues like ethics, writing, malpractice insurance and more.  

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The NJSBA has a regular podcast that showcases a conversation with someone who has unique insights on the news, events and issues impacting our industry and beyond. Check out these episodes that address needs facing solo and small-firm attorneys

The Solo and Small-Firm Edition

The Online Reputation Edition

The Malpractice Edition

The Productivity Edition

 

IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey
The IOLTA Rule (Rule 1:28A) applies to attorneys admitted to the Bar of New Jersey who must maintain attorney trust accounts pursuant to Rule 1:21-6. Click here for An Attorney's Guide to Complying with the IOLTA Rule.

  

MCLE guidelines
All attorneys must meet certain mandatory continuing legal education requirements every two years. Find out about your requirements here.   

CareerHQ

The NJSBA is already the state’s largest organization of judges, lawyers and other legal professionals. Now, it’s your go-to source for finding your next career opportunity. Get started here.
   

Attorney registration

New Jersey attorneys are required to register each year electronically with the New Jersey Judiciary. This is where you can do it. 

  
Pro Bono requirements
New Jersey attorneys are required to provide 25 hours of volunteer service each year. Learn more about these requirements here.
     
NJ Lawyers Assistance Program
The New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program is the free and confidential resource assisting all lawyers, judges, law students, and law graduates achieve and maintain personal and professional well being. Call 800-246-5527 or visit www.NJLAP.org
     
Fastcase legal research
NJSBA members have free access to the complete New Jersey law library, including cases of the New Jersey Supreme Court, New Jersey Appellate Division, and New Jersey Law Division, as well as cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Check it out here. (login required)
      
Volunteer opportunities
The New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Foundation and New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education offer opportunities for attorneys to volunteer in a variety of ways, including mock trial programs with students, speaking engagements in the community and more.
      
 The NJSBA will train you to be a community leader ready to give presentations to local groups about the importance of the legal system and civics in our democracy. Find out more here.
 The New Jersey State Bar Foundation has a speakers bureau that connects lawyers with local groups seeking expert speakers. Find out more here
         
If you want to volunteer, let us know here: [email protected].
      
Networking
There are always networking opportunities through the NJSBA and its affiliated organizations. Click here to get to the meetings calendar. Check out the networking group offered each month by the New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program.
      
Legal forms
The New Jersey Judiciary has an extensive collection of forms for everything from handling matters in the Appellate Division, Tax Court, family court, civil division, foreclosure, and more. Check out the library here.
      
Getting to court
You can get directions to all of the state's courthouses here.
You can get directions to all of the state's federal courthouses here.
      
CommunityNET
All NJSBA section and committee members can access the private online communities to ask colleagues questions, learn about job opportunities and connect with mentors and friends. Learn more about it here.
      
eCourts
The New Jersey courts have launched eCourts for several types of cases, including civil, criminal and tax court. Find out more here. The federal district courts use an e-filing system called PACER, learn more about it here.
      
Free co-working and meeting space
The New Jersey Law Center has plenty of space where you can work remotely. Our visitors' lounge has plenty of seating and free coffee. And NJSBA members can reserve rooms for free for depositions or meetings. Call the Meetings Department to find out more at 732-249-5000. 


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