Nearly 40,000 people face eviction each year in Essex County. The number seems overwhelming, but as Eduardo Santiago-Acevedo explains, even if attorneys can assist only a small percentage of families, “for those individuals, it means everything in the world.”
VLJ stands up for justice, and New Jersey’s legal community proved their commitment to ensuring that access to justice is available to all with their support of VLJ’s JUST ONE campaign, where attorneys can donate just one of their billable hours.
One of VLJ's newest clinics was featured on NJ.com this week! At the Veterans Legal Wellness Clinic, legal teams from BASF and Panasonic USA provide legal support to veterans who otherwise might not have had access to legal services.
Volunteer Lawyer for Justice’s second annual Summer Soiree was a huge success, raising awareness and funding for VLJ’s Children’s Representation Program (CRP). Hosted by VLJ’s Generation Now Young Professionals Committee, the event was attended by almost 100 professionals at the Essex Fells Country Club on June 8, 2017 and featured an impassioned speech by exemplary volunteer Michael Malia.