Volunteer Form

If you are a lawyer, admitted to practice in NJ (or admitted and in good standing in another state), and wish to get involved in Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ)'s pro bono program,  please complete the volunteer form below.

Upon completion you will be added to VLJ's listserv to begin receiving information about VLJ, organization updates, and upcoming events and CLE trainings. You will also be invited to our next New Volunteer Orientation session. Once you have attended a New Volunteer Orientation, you will receive additional information on volunteering with the program that is of most interest to you and/or works best with your schedule.

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
This is the phone number that will be provided to clients.
Fax number
Fax number
Home Address (optional)
Home Address (optional)
This address will be used to notify volunteers of VLJ events close to home and for us to better publicize the accomplishments of our exemplary volunteers in their home communities.
Certification & License in NJ
Please note, there are NJ Court rules that allow out-of-state licensed attorneys to volunteer with VLJ.
VLJ strives to provide actual values of donated legal services to our funders. We ask for your billable rate in order to have accurate information.
I am in-house counsel
Are you retired from practicing law?
Are you nearing retirement?
Are you seeking to fulfill the 50-hour pro bono requirement for admission to the NY bar? *
If you are ONLY interested in gaining pro bono hours for the NY bar requirement, DO NOT SUBMIT THIS FORM (VLJ only accepts 50-hour volunteers during January, May and August. Applications can be submitted year round, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Visit http://www.vljnj.org/student-volunteer-opportunities/, to apply.)
1. I am interested in volunteering in the following capacity:
2. I am interested in learning more about the following VLJ programs:
(Check up to 3 programs)
3. I am experienced in the following areas of law:
(Check all that apply)
4. I am willing to accept pro bono referrals in the following NJ counties:
(Check all that apply)

NOTE: If you are a lawyer with Merck & Co., Inc., PSEG, Prudential, AT&T, Gibbons PC, or McCarter & English, in addition to completing this form, please contact your internal pro bono coordinator.  We have partnerships with each of these firms and corporations and have a different training program for volunteers from these offices.

For all other volunteers, you will be contacted within a week regarding our next new volunteer orientation meeting, entitled, “The Ethical Pro Bono Volunteer.”  In addition to getting more information about VLJ’s programs and services, you will also receive 1 NJ ethics CLE credit.

If you are a law student, do not submit this form. Instead, please fill out VLJ's Student Opportunities form at, http://www.vljnj.org/student-volunteer-opportunities/.

If you have any questions about this form or our programs, please call us at (973) 645-1955.