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Camden Center For Law And Social Justice Receives Special Recognition Pro Bono Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Jersey State Bar Association presented a Special Recognition Pro Bono Award to the Camden Center for Law and Social Justice (CCLSJ) on May 19 at the NJSBA Annual Meeting in Atlantic City. The NJSBA established the Pro Bono Awards in 2002 to be given at the Annual Meeting in recognition of outstanding pro bono efforts.

The Camden Center for Law and Social Justice is a faith based non-profit public interest law center founded in the late 1980s to promote justice to the poor and marginalized in the City of Camden and throughout southern New Jersey. The Center recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of incorporation in December 2004.

Over the years, CCLSJ has helped thousands of people in the immigrant community and the working poor by providing pro bono or low cost legal services. The Center handles immigration matters primarily and to a lesser extent various civil matters. The Center has also recently begun representing victims of domestic violence in Final Restraining Order Hearings.

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.

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