October 28, 2005

by Andrew Silow-Carroll
New Jersey Bar (Foundation) Mitzvah


The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is withdrawing its sponsorship of a national competition for aspiring lawyers after the competition’s board refused to accommodate high school teams whose members observe the Jewish Sabbath.

“It was an easy decision to make. There was no opposition. We’re now exploring options that would allow our statewide winner to compete [at a higher level],” said Angela Scheck, executive director of the NJ Bar Foundation, which sponsors the state competition in conjunction with county bar associations.

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