Central Jersey Legal Services

CJLS provides quality civil legal assistance through information, education, referral, advice, advocacy, negotiation and litigation to low income residents of central Jersey (Mercer, Union and Middlesex counties). CJLS provides direct legal services, from advice to litigation, to the low-income population.

Volunteer attorneys can help by taking cases for representation or working in its offices providing assistance to their clients "in-house". Paralegals and law students can also assist "in-house".

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Mercer, Middlesex, Union
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Family & Juvenile, Health, Life Planning, Public Benefits, Veterans, Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Populations Served: Children, Elderly, General Public, Low Income, Persons with Disabilities, State Residents, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Approved for waiver of court filing fees.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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