Do I need to be a licensed attorney to be a member?
No. Retired attorneys and law students, as well as paralegals and legal administrative assistants, are welcome to join.
Do paralegals and legal administrative assistants have complete access to all of the website’s features?
No. Paralegals and legal administrative assistants may create a searchable profile in the Directory and may make use of the Career Center to post resumes and search for jobs, but some of the other membership benefits are restricted. For this reason, membership in these categories is free.
Do I need to be admitted to the bar in New Jersey to belong to the New Jersey branch of the AJA?
No. Any attorney is welcome to join (as well as law students, paralegals and legal administrative assistants).
Do I have to be Jewish to be a member?
The Association of Jewish Attorneys welcomes people of all religions to join and participate in the AJA. The AJA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sex or disability.
Can non-members attend AJA networking events?
Yes. Non-members can attend AJA networking events but will pay a higher non-member fee.
Can non-members access the Directory?
No. Membership is required to access the Directory and take advantage of our online networking system.
Is my membership final once I pay the membership fee and receive access to the website?
No. Within a day of completing the registration process, an individual is approved and granted access to the website and member benefits. Membership, however, is not final until approved by the board, which occurs on a monthly basis. If membership is not approved for any reason, registration fees will be promptly refunded.
Are AJA CLE programs accredited in New Jersey?
Most – but not all -- CLE programs offered by the New Jersey chapter of the AJA are accredited in NJ. Some programs are also accepted by other states that have reciprocity with NJ.
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