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Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
P.O. Box 32040
Newark, NJ 07102

Annual Event Draws Hundreds of N.J. Notables; Raises Funds for VLJs Critical Pro Bono Legal Services to Low-Income Individuals

Event Date: December 04, 2012

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MONTCLAIR, N.J., Nov. 5, 2012 – On Tuesday, December 4, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ), will host its 8th Annual “Arts & Eats for Justice Gala.” The fundraiser will be held at the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, N.J. from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Newark, N.J., VLJ provides comprehensive pro bono legal services to economically-disadvantaged adults, children and families in New Jersey to ensure fair and equal treatment within the legal system.

The Gala will feature gourmet cuisine from the area’s top restaurants and live jazz. Proceeds are earmarked for VLJ’s extensive programming, which includes free legal counsel and advice, educational seminars on various legal matters, and direct representation for at-risk individuals facing critical civil legal issues.

At the Gala, VLJ will present its 2012 Pro Bono Firm Award to Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster and the 2012 Pro Bono Attorney Award to Daniel A. Frischberg, Esq. In addition, VLJ will honor Miles Berger with the Community Builder of the Year Award. As Chairman and COO of The Berger Organization, Berger has been instrumental in Newark’s renaissance during the last 36 years. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez are honorary dinner chairs, and Race Taylor, popular host of 95.5 WPLJ, will serve as the master of ceremonies.

Sponsorship Opportunities for Companies and Individuals
A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are still available. Those include Director’s Circle at $25,000, Benefactor at $15,000, Gala Sponsor at $10,000, Award Sponsor at $5,000 and VIP Sponsor at the $2,500 level. All event sponsors receive a certain number of tickets based on level of sponsorship, listing on event signage and VLJ’s website, VIP reception admittance, an ad in the journal, and listing in all media. Opportunities to place an ad in the event’s program are also available ranging from $250 to $1,000.

Sponsors thus far are McCarter & English, Merck, and Gibbons PC at the Director’s Circle level; Lowenstein Sandler PC at the Benefactor level; and Pfizer and AT&T at the Gala Sponsor level. In addition, Miles Berger of The Berger Organization, PSE&G, Verizon, TD Bank, and Patton Boggs, LLP are Award Sponsors. VIP Sponsors include DLA Piper, White & Case, and Xerox. The Star-Ledger is serving as the general media sponsor and the New Jersey Law Journal is the legal media sponsor.

To purchase tickets to the Gala, please visit VLJ’s website at http://www.vljnj.org/. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and tickets, please contact Dannielle Leigh at dleigh@vljnj.org or 973-645-1951, ext. 116.


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