The Morris County Bar Foundation was established in 1990 to serve as the charitable affiliate of the Morris County Bar Association. The purposes for which the Morris County Bar Foundation was organized are as follows:
To apply its income, or any part thereof, and if the Corporation so decides, all or any part of its principal exclusively to the use of and for the benefit of the Morris County Bar Association for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes including, but not limited to, the following:
- The fostering and maintenance of the honor and integrity of the profession of law
- The improvement and facilitation of the administration of justice
- The improvement of relations among lawyers, the judiciary, and the public
- The promotion of the study of the law and research therein including the establishment of grants and scholarships therefor, the diffusion of knowledge thereof, and the continuing education of lawyers and persons involved in the administration or application of law
- The causing to be published and the distribution of addresses, surveys reports, treatises and other literary works on subjects involving the profession of law, the administration of justice, the study of law and research, the continuation of education of lawyers and persons involved in the administration or application of law, and other matters touching on or related to such subjects
- The maintenance and/or operation of research, including a law library, and educational facilities relating to the foregoing.
- The Morris County Bar Foundation is an organization exempt from taxation under Section 501 (c) (3) and its business is managed by a Board of Trustees and an Executive Director. (See List of Board Members)
Officers & Trustees
Mitchell H. Cobert Mentor Program
Mentoring of less experienced lawyers is a time honored tradition within the legal community, and many successful practitioners can point to one or more lawyers who have helped advance their careers.
Learn more about our Mentor Program.
Many individuals and families faced hard times in 2022, as the world continues to find its way out of a global pandemic in addition to various other calamities. With your help and generosity, the Foundation was able to assist those in our community who needed it most throughout the year.
Among other things, the Foundation held a fundraiser for Nourish.NJ in March, a food drive for the Interfaith Food Pantry in October and a holiday toy drive for Family Promise of Morris County in December.
In August, we hosted a “Field Day” event with the children of the Morristown Neighborhood House, providing them with a fun day of outdoor activities and educational materials provided by our organization and the New Jersey State Bar Foundation.
In May, we honored the West Morris Mendham High School Mock Trial Team at a public Law Day celebration. The Foundation’s other programs, such as Street Law and BWLAP, also continued assisting and educating members of our community throughout the year. We could not have accomplished all of this without your support and generosity.