Founded in the late 1940s and incorporated in 1976, the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) is headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. NJAJ is a statewide association of over 2,700 members in private practice and public service, paralegals, law clerks, law students and law school graduates not yet admitted to the bar. NJAJ is dedicated to protecting New Jersey’s families by working to preserve and strengthen the laws for safer products and workplaces, a cleaner environment and quality health care.
The NJAJ Educational Foundation, Inc., which was incorporated in 1990, provides ongoing legal education to attorneys and sponsors other programs designed to educate consumers about their rights under the law.
The Association's Political Action Committee, NJAJ PAC, was incorporated in 1987. The NJAJ PAC supports candidates in legislative and gubernatorial races.
Statement of Mission and Values
Our oath to the people of New Jersey shall be: to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of New Jersey; to educate, train and energize lawyers in all fields of advocacy who speak for the rights of the injured, for the rights of those damaged in person or property, for the rights of the neglected, for the rights of the victims of discrimination and for those whose civil rights have been trampled upon, for those who seek to prove their innocence, for the marginalized; to advocate tirelessly for the fair administration of justice and for the constitutional right to a trial by jury; and to promote the administration of equal justice for all, for the public good.
Our vow to the bench and bar shall be: to encourage respect, dignity, candor and courtesy between attorneys and to hold members of the bench in high esteem; to zealously and honorably advocate for the rights of those for whom we speak; and to exhibit fidelity to the administration of the law with fairness, compassion, understanding and truth.
Our pledge to our members shall be: to train, educate and guide our ranks to the greatest expressions of the art and science of jurisprudence; to nurture and encourage future leaders of our fellowship and of the bar; to welcome and encourage respect for, and between, all who seek to advance the rights of the people, regardless of gender, age, military status or service, family status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, nationality, ancestry, religion or creed, mental or physical challenges, cellular or genetic trait; and to uphold the honor and dignity of the profession of law and the privilege to practice it.