NEWARK, N.J., April 14, 2014 – Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) has named Jessica Kitson, Esq. as a managing attorney. In this role, she will oversee the non-profit’s Merck/Lowenstein Bankruptcy Clinic and its Newark Legal Advice & Resource Clinic for Consumers (NLARCC).
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Honors Pro Bono Efforts of Family Law Attorneys Jonathan Wolfe and Thomas DeCataldo
LIVINGSTON/NEWARK, N.J., March 21, 2014 – This winter, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) is turning its “Attorney Spotlight” on Jonathan Wolfe, Esq. and Thomas DeCataldo, Esq. of Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C. and for very good reason. Wolfe, a resident of New York City, and DeCataldo, a resident of Berkeley Heights, have donated nearly 60 hours of work to a case referred to VLJ from Essex County Legal Aid. The family law case had an interesting twist as it involved a player drafted by a National Football League (NFL) team. Skoloff & Wolfe is based in Livingston, N.J.
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice and Rutgers School of Law-Newark Partnership Gives Law Students First-Hand Introduction to Legal Work
NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 25, 2014 – Rutgers School of Law-Newark students are getting a first-hand introduction to legal work as a result of the school’s partnership with its Newark neighbor Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ).
Study by National Development & Research Institutes Highlights Wide-Ranging Positive Impact of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice’s Newark Reentry Legal Services
NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 18, 2014 – A study by the National Development & Research Institutes (NDRI) cites the wide-ranging positive impact on the reentry population and community at large of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice’s Newark Reentry Legal Services (VLJ’s ReLeSe). Based in Newark, N.J., VLJ’s ReLeSe provides pro-bono legal assistance to ex-offenders to aid in addressing the civil legal matters that serve as barriers to successful community reintegration.
In Partnership with PSE&G, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Establishes Pro Bono Legal Aid Program for Military Personnel
NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 12, 2014 – In partnership with PSE&G, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice has established the Military Personnel/Veterans Legal Assistance Project (M-LAP), providing pro-bono legal counsel and limited scope representation to both veterans and active duty military personnel.