If you’re a law student poised to graduate, or a graduate that can’t take the New Jersey Bar Exam due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can help.
What You Need To Know:
On April 6, 2020, New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner signed an order allowing recent Law School graduates (who are currently unable to take the bar exam due to the pandemic) to, under the supervision of attorneys in good standing: enter appearances, draft legal documents and pleadings, provide legal services to clients, engage in negotiations and settlement discussions, and provide other services.(Click here to read the order.)
What is Required of Graduates Seeking Temporary Practice Opportunities?
According to the order, applicable law school graduates must apply to take the first exam scheduled after graduation or qualify for a single extension, earn certification from the Supreme Court Committee on Character, and submit all needed materials and fees before they can practice.
If You Meet The Requirements, Apply For A Temporary Practice Opportunity:
If you meet all of the requirements, you can apply for a temporary practice opportunity. Listed below are NJSBA member firms that have agreed to help by providing opportunities to students meeting all of the requirements. To apply, click on link in the listing that is the best fit for you.
For internships, unless otherwise noted, there should be no expectation of compensation; the position will be limited to the time period noted to provide a beneficial learning experience; and there is no promise of a job at the end.