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The Practice of Law & Attorney Discipline

The New Jersey Supreme Court oversees all aspects of practicing law in the state. The court is responsible for ensuring attorneys follow ethical rules, serve the best interests of their clients, and comply with rules governing the practice of law. There are several programs in place to ensure compliance. 

The Supreme Court oversees admission to the bar. Visit the Board of Bar Examiners for rules and resources on admission to the bar. Attorneys must also comply with Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements. The Supreme Court Board on Continuing Legal Education approves courses and tracks completion of CLE credits. In addition, most New Jersey attorneys are required to provide pro bono work.  The Board on Attorney Certification helps consumers identify attorneys with recognized expertise in certain areas of the law. 

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