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Celebrate Pro Bono Week with VLJ

VLJ celebrates pro bono work every day, but in honor of the American Bar Association's 2019 National Pro Bono Week (October 20 to 26), we encourage all of our volunteers to remember the importance of this work and we thank you for your continued dedication to VLJ and our clients.

See below for some programs VLJ will be hosting during the 2019 Pro Bono Week, and feel inspired!

 

cle trainings

OCTOBER 22, 2019

INTRODUCTION TO LANDLORD/TENANT FOR PRO BONO ATTORNEYS

9:00 - 11:15 AM

Rutgers School of Law - Newark, NJ

CLE Credit Hours: 2.5 NJ I 2.5 NY I 2.0 PA

*Registration completed with Rutgers Institute of Professional Education

OCTOBER 23, 2019

TIPS FOR CRAFTING SPECIAL EDUCATION SETTLEMENTS

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Education Law Center - Newark, NJ

CLE Credit Hours: 2.1 NJ

OCTOBER 24, 2019

WORKING WITH YOUR PRO BONO CLIENT: PRACTICAL & ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

12:00 - 2:00 PM

McCarter & English, LLP - Newark, NJ

CLE Credit Hours: 2.0 NJ Ethics


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FREE LEGAL office hours for residents of newark’s south ward

On Tuesday, October 22nd, VLJ will continue its weekly scheduled office hours, where a staff attorney is available to meet with families in Newark’s South Ward. More details about the South Ward Promise Neighborhood Program and how to apply can be found HERE.


free legal seminar for parents

The Right to Special Education: How to Advocate for Your Child

 

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11 a.m.

Springfield Public Library, Springfield Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081

This seminar is intended for parents/legal guardians to learn about their rights when it comes to accessing special education services for children. An experienced special education attorney will provide an overview of the resources available, how and when to access them, how to avoid common mistakes, and more. FREE and no registration necessary.


Help us celebrate by visiting our website to learn more about volunteering for our programs and how to get involved with pro bono work.


And if you're unable to join us in the celebration through volunteerism, consider supporting VLJ through a tax deductible donation to show your Pro Bono Week spirit!