The NJSBA, through its Military Law and Veterans' Affairs Section, in conjunction with McCarter & English, L.L.P. has established the Military Legal Assistance Program. This pro bono program provides assistance to New Jersey residents who have served overseas as active duty members of reserve components of the armed forces after September 11, 2001.
Over a decade ago, the New Jersey State Bar Association's Military Law and Veterans' Affairs Section established the Military Legal Assistance Program. It provides free legal help in civil cases to New Jersey residents who have served overseas since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Watch our video to find out more about the program.
As many as 3,000 New Jersey residents serving in the armed forces reserves have been deployed overseas in Iraq or Afghanistan. These individuals are now in the process of returning to New Jersey. Many of them will be or have been adversely affected by reason of their status, change of status, or long deployment. Therefore, there is an anticipated need for legal assistance for these military personnel in civil matters.
The Military Legal Assistance Program has been created to assist such military personnel with their legal needs. The Program offers assistance in four areas:
- Family Law
- Employment Law
- Debtor-Creditor Law
- Military / Administrative Law
The Program will refer members of the military who contact the New Jersey State Bar Association to volunteers qualified to assist them with their specific legal issues. Volunteers who accept a case through the Program must agree to handle such case from inception to resolution, without compensation or reimbursement for expenses.The NJSBA is seeking volunteers to participate in the Program. Please volunteer to assist members of the reserve components of our armed forces with the Program by filling out a volunteer contact form and pledge.
For more information about the Program or to volunteer please contact:
Legal Affairs Associate
New Jersey State Bar Association
One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Or call 1-888-541-1900, or email us at [email protected].