New Jersey State Bar Association - The voluntary Bar Association of New Jersey, serving members since 1899.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/25/05
CONTACT:Barbara S. Straczynski
Communications and Marketing Manager
732-937-7524

Pro Bono Resources Available on NJSBA Website

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Providing pro bono legal work as a public service is not only a requirement for New Jersey attorneys as prescribed by Madden v. Delran, but it is also a means whereby attorneys can help those less fortunate and perform community service. The NJSBA supports the charitable efforts of its members and all attorneys who go above and beyond the call of duty to help the disadvantaged, and who welcome the opportunity to give unselfishly of their time, expertise and legal skills to those in need.

To that end, the NJSBA is pleased to announce the addition of the new Voluntary Pro Bono Resource Area on our website, www.njsba.com. Constructed as a central resource for useful information, the Voluntary Pro Bono Resource Center provides frequently asked questions (FAQs), a list of organizations offering Pro Bono opportunities, links to Legal Services of New Jersey and the ABA Center for Pro Bono, and press announcements on the 2004 NJSBA Pro Bono Awards. Of particular note, the Pro Bono Opportunities section includes the NJSBA Pro Bono information form that indicates whether the New Jersey Supreme Court has approved the organization’s program for a Madden exception.

The Voluntary Pro Bono Resource Center was constructed with two lofty goals, to increase attorneys’ participation in pro bono activities by making it easier to find and work with organizations that have the outreach and networking to help the indigent, and to publicize those organizations so that they can find the legal professionals that they need to continue their good work. Please contact the NJSBA at info@njsba.com with any suggestions as we continue to add resources and improve this new Voluntary Pro Bono Resource Center .

Visit www.njsba.com and select Volunteer Pro Bono from the left index.

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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