Lawyers to Provide Veterans and Military Personnel with Free Legal Aid
NEWARK, N.J., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with the PSEG Foundation and the PSEG Law Department, the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) will hold its next free legal counsel clinic for veterans and active duty military personnel on July 22, 2014. The Military Personnel/ Veterans Legal Assistance Project (MLAP) clinic will be held at PSEG's Corporate Headquarters, 80 Park Plaza, Newark, NJ.
Clinics are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month and are available to military personnel, active and retired. Any member of the military interested in the clinic can easily schedule an appointment by calling VLJ at 973-645-1955.
Volunteer attorneys from PSEG, McCarter & English LLP, and Gibbons PC, will be available to assist with matters like renewing driver's licenses, expunging obsolete criminal records, and clearing unresolved child support claims, among other legal services. VLJ and PSEG established the program earlier this year to provide legal counsel and limited scope representation to both veterans and active duty military personnel and PSEG Foundation is providing the funding for this program.
"It is an honor to be able to provide this legal assistance as a token of gratitude to those that have served or are currently serving our country," said Suzanne Klar, Associate General Counsel at PSEG and Chair of the PSEG Law Department Pro Bono Committee.
Volunteer attorneys from PSEG, McCarter and Gibbons will work in teams at the clinic. If extended representation is required, volunteer attorneys from the law firms will assume those cases.
"The inaugural April MLAP clinic was a tremendous success" said Karen Robinson, staff attorney at VLJ. "The volunteer attorneys and paralegals were able to help dozens of participants successfully resolve legal issues. It's one way we can be of service to those who have given so much for our country."
Established in 2001, VLJ is a state-wide 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation based in Newark. VLJ provides comprehensive legal services to economically disadvantaged adults, children and families in New Jersey to ensure fair and equal treatment within the legal system. Programs include free legal counsel and advice, educational seminars on various legal matters, and direct representation for at-risk individuals facing critical civil legal issues.
Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG) is a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of $10 billion. Its operating subsidiaries are: PSEG Power, Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) and PSEG Long Island.
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