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John D. Rue Receives Service to the Community Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – John D. Rue, a Glen Ridge resident and attorney with the New York law firm of White & Case LLP was presented with the Young Lawyers Division Service to the Community Award at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City on May 21.

A 2004 Fordham University School of Law graduate and NJSBA member since 2006, Mr. Rue’s practice focuses on commercial litigation. In 2006, he attended a CLE program sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to the indigent of New Jersey, primarily with respect to housing, consumer, family and education law. Since that time, Mr. Rue has contributed nearly 700 hours to representing New Jersey’s indigent, specifically focusing on the area of special education matters. Additionally, he has advocated for VLJ’s clients within his law firm. As a result, the attorneys and paralegals at White & Case LLP have donated nearly 1500 pro bono hours to VLJ and its clients in 2007. He has also established a pro bono program with VLJ for White & Case LLP summer associates, for which he acts as a supervising attorney.

The Service to the Community Award is presented to a young lawyer who has devoted substantial time and energy to community-oriented activities such as pro bono work, government service, charity involvement or other public service.

The New Jersey State Bar Association, incorporated in 1899, is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system and to aiding in the administration of justice. Visit the Association’s website at www.njsba.com .

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