New Jersey Attorney Licensing Authority

The Supreme Court of New Jersey is the government authority that licenses attorneys in the state, through a special administrative branch known as the New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners. To be admitted to the bar in New Jersey, an applicant must graduate from an ABA-accredited law school, must take and pass the New Jersey Bar Exam, and must receive a "Certification of Character."

While the New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners is responsible for administering the New Jersey Bar Exam, and therefore acts as a primary gatekeeper to the legal profession in that state, it is not responsible for disciplining attorneys for misconduct. That task is handled by the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics. Contact the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics.

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Contact the New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners

P.O. Box 973
Trenton, NJ 08625-0973