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Pro Bono Partnership

The Pro Bono Partnership is a coordination and resource center for legal professionals who want to provide volunteer legal services to nonprofit community-service organizations working with the poor and disadvantaged or otherwise providing important social services, as well as arts, civic, conservation, and environmental organizations. Its clients include organizations that work in the area of health and human services, community development, affordable housing, and neighborhood revitalization. The Pro Bono Partnership identifies and screens nonprofits with legal issues and matches these clients with volunteers from the corporate legal community and private bar.

The Partnership's volunteers provide non-litigation, business transactional pro bono services for nonprofit organizations, involving, among other: (1) corporate structure and governance; (2) regulatory compliance (e.g., state and federal registration, annual reporting, charitable solicitation, fundraising, lobbying); (3) employment law; (4) contracts and leases; (5) real estate; (6) confidentiality and privacy issues; (7) environmental law; (8) intellectual property law; (9) tax law and tax-exempt status; and (10) mergers, bankruptcy, and dissolution.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: New Jersey
  • Area of law: Employment, Environmental, Housing, Nonprofit Organizations, Community Economic Development, Contracts, Corporate Structure & Governance, Intellectual Property, Mergers and Dissolution, Privacy, Real Estate, Regulatory Compliance, Tax and Tax-Exempt Status
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

Jellisa Joseph, Esq.,
Closing the Gap 

Ms. Joseph is a pro bono attorney for Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York’s Closing the Gap program. She began volunteering with Closing the Gap at the commencement of this year and has assisted unrepresented litigants almost each month thereafter. Read More

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