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AREA ATTORNEYS AND FIRMS RECOGNIZED FOR PROVIDING FREE LEGAL SERVICES TO IMPOVERISHED NEW JERSEYANS

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Legal Services of New Jersey                                              Contact: Harvey Fisher

100 Metroplex Drive at Plainfield Avenue                            Office Phone: 732-529-8430  

P.O. Box 1357                                                                        Cell Phone:     908-616-9941

Edison, New Jersey 08818-1357                                            E-mail:        hfisher@lsnj.org 

 

AUGUST 2019

 

 

AREA ATTORNEYS AND FIRMS RECOGNIZED FOR PROVIDING

FREE LEGAL SERVICES TO IMPOVERISHED NEW JERSEYANS

 

 

EDISON— Area attorneys and law firms—and a program at Princeton University—have received special recognition for their efforts in making sure low-income residents of New Jersey have equal access to justice.

Five attorneys and two law firms in Mercer County received Equal Justice Medals and recognition as “Major Contributors”  of pro bono legal assistance by Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) for providing numerous hours of free legal services for destitute  New Jerseyans. Unable to afford private attorneys, these individuals and families were facing serious civil legal problems that were dealt with through the efforts of the following:

·         Richard A. Goldberg of Goldberg & Associates, Ewing

·         Robert Lytle of Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader, Lawrenceville

·         Suzanne M. McSorley of Stevens & Lee, Lawrenceville (Also see below.)

·         Pepper Hamilton, Princeton

·         Reed Smith, Princeton

·         Christine A. Stearns of Gibbons, Trenton

·         Natalia Teper, Pennington

In addition to receiving the Equal Justice Medal, McSorley received the William J. Brennan, Jr. Citation for Justice, in tandem with the Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS), for which she is the Development Chair. This award is reserved for those who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to furthering the mission and work of the state’s Legal Services programs.  

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), located in Edison, heads the state’s Legal Services system, a network of five independent non-profit corporations and has been providing free essential legal aid in civil matters to low-income people through offices in all 21 counties for more than 50 years. Since its inception, LSNJ has provided representation in more than 2.4 million cases.

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