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What must I do if I want to engage in the private practice of law in New Jersey?

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What must I do if I want to engage in the private practice of law in New Jersey?

In order to engage in private practice in New Jersey, you must

  1. pay the annual assessment;
  2. complete the attorney annual registration statement and keep the data current throughout the year;
  3. fulfill the requirements of R. 1:21-6, including trust and business accounts in an approved New Jersey financial institution;
  4. keep trust accounts IOLTA-compliant (R.1:28A) ; and
  5. maintain required levels of malpractice insurance under Court Rules if practicing in a P.A., P.C., L.L.P., or L.L.C.