There are 40,000 evictions filed in Essex County alone – the most in the state. VLJ helps low-income tenants facing eviction through a monthly legal clinic at the courthouse in partnership with Prudential and Lowenstein Sandler. Learn why tenants face an uphill battle in this WNYC piece featuring our clinic: http://www.wnyc.org/story/why-tenants-lose-against-lanlords-newark.
PSEG’s legal department approached VLJ about starting a pro bono program to address the legal needs of veterans in New Jersey, which led to the creation of VLJ’s Veterans Legal Program in 2014. Three years later, PSEG’s tireless attorneys and support staff have hosted 30 legal clinics and provided much-needed legal services to this underserved community. PSEG has demonstrated a long-lasting commitment to assisting NJ’s veterans and is most deserving of this honor!
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice's staff attorney Kaleia Edmundo wrote an article that was published in New Jersey Family Lawyer magazine on the need for and benefits of pro bono work in New Jersey. Click to read the full article and see how you can get involved as a pro bono volunteer with VLJ.
An article in the Press of Atlantic City features VLJ and our staff attorney, Jessica Limbacher, and her joint efforts with the New Jersey Organizing Project to disseminate a survey to those affected by Superstorm Sandy to assess ongoing issues related to the storm's damage.