ACC Focus on the New Jersey Chapter - 04/04/2008 (Plain Text Version)
NJCCA Supports Pro Bono Service
Voluntary pro bono opportunities expanded for in house lawyers.
NJCCA recently submitted comments to the NJ Supreme Court Rules Committee asking it to expand the number of organizations through which in-house limited license attorneys can provide voluntary pro bono services. NJCCA's March 25, 2008 submittal to the Court is attached. Many limited license attorneys are interested in providing pro bono services individually or through their law department programs. Unfortunately, in the Court's Supplemental Administrative Determinations regarding the scope of practice under a limited license, including pro bono practice, the Court appeared to limit free legal services through only one organization, Legal Services of New Jersey.
NJCCA's recent request to the Court was to allow pro bono services through any legal service organization approved by the Court. This includes the Pro Bono Partnership, Partners for Women and Justice and Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, to name a few, which have all had continued relations with NJCCA.