Here is a list of some programs for which we can provide assistance. Some of these programs have limited geographic and financial eligibility requirements. Call us today at (973)-645-1955 to see how we can help you with your legal issue or help you volunteer as an attorney.
Bankruptcy Program - This project pairs volunteer attorneys with low-income individuals who require assistance with Chapter 7 bankruptcies.
Child Support Program - Volunteer attorneys provide legal advice and limited-scope representation to clients with child support modifications and emancipation issues. Free clinics for basic information regarding this matter are held on Thursday afternoons in downtown Newark. Call to register for this free service.
Children's Representation Program - Volunteer attorneys represent children with disabilities who have been denied special education services to which they are entitled and/or represent children who are victims of harassment or bullying in a school setting.
Consumer Law Program - Helps provide assistance to low-income debtors who need legal advice and limited-representation in civil court. Free walk-in clinics are held every Tuesday morning in downtown Newark.
Disaster Legal Response Program - Volunteer attorneys provide assistance to the victims of Superstorm Sandy with storm-related legal issues including FEMA, insurance, contract disputes, state grants, and NJ DEP Blue Acres real estate matters.
Divorce Program - VLJ coordinates two monthly divorce legal clinics, one focused on filing for divorce and the other addressing all issues post-filing. Clients receiving consultations at the filing clinic will have just attended a one hour seminar outlining the divorce process in New Jersey. Clinics are held the first two Thursday afternoons of every month in downtown Newark.
Reentry Legal Services (ReLeSe) - ReLeSe helps Essex County residents with criminal records address the civil legal barriers that serve as obstacles to their successful community reintegration. Clinics include help restoring driver's licenses and criminal record expungement.
Trafficking Victims Legal Assistance Program - Volunteer attorneys represent victims of human trafficking under NJ's Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection and Treatment Act.
Veterans Legal Program - Three distinct projects—Female Veterans Program, Discharge Upgrade Program, PSEG Legal Clinic—provide legal service to veterans and military personnel. Volunteer attorneys help with changing military records, driver's license restoration, expungement of criminal records, and child support issues at a monthly clinic in Newark.