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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NOTICE TO THE BAR IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW COURT RULE 1:21-11 – Publication of List of Approved Pro Bono Organizations

Publication of List of Approved Pro Bono Organizations 
On July 22, 2014, the Supreme Court adopted new Court Rule 1:21-11, “Definitions and Certifications Regarding Pro Bono Practice,” to be effective January 1, 2015. The rule requires organizations providing pro bono service and that seek to take advantage of certain opportunities under the court rules to become certified. R. 1:21-11(b). 
This Notice publishes the list of organizations the Supreme Court has already approved as qualifying for pro bono, fee waiver, or law school clinic status. Legal Services of New Jersey and its associated regional programs, shown in Section A of the below list, shall be deemed certified without the need to file certifications. R. 1:21-11(b)(1). Organizations appearing in Sections B – F of the below list are not required to file an initial certification, but will be required to file an annual renewal certification beginning the following calendar year, by April 30, 2016. R. 1:21-11(b)(1). Organizations marked with an asterisk have been previously approved for fee waiver status. 
Any organization that believes it has previously been approved as a pro bono organization or a pro bono organization with fee waiver status but does not appear on the published list should send a cover letter and proof of prior approval to Pro Bono Organizations, PO Box 037, Trenton, NJ 08625-0037. Organizations will have until August 1, 2015 to provide this information. 
Entities not on the list but that wish to apply for approval may complete and submit an initial certification, the form for which can be found via the Judiciary’s Pro Bono Organization portal: 
The completed certification form should be mailed to Pro Bono Organizations, PO Box 037, Trenton, NJ 08625-0037. Certifications may be submitted at any time during the year. The on-line list will be periodically updated on at least a monthly basis. 
Beginning in 2016, all approved entities will be required, by April 30 of each year, to submit a renewal certification, which must include a list of attorneys, law students, or law graduates who have provided qualifying pro bono services under the auspices of the organization or program during the preceding calendar year. The certification renewal form will be posted on the Judiciary’s Pro Bono Organization portal no later than January 1, 2016. 
Additionally, the Judiciary has created an on-line resource so that interested attorneys and law school students may more easily locate pro bono organizations and approved law school clinics. The website lists basic information about the organizations, including contact information and a link to the organization’s web site. The site can be found via the Judiciary’s Pro Bono portal: 

Questions regarding Rule 1:21-11 or the certification process described in this notice may be directed by letter to Pro Bono Organizations, PO Box 037, Trenton, NJ 08625-0037; by email to; or by telephone to (609) 421-6100
/s/ Glenn A. Grant 
Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D. 
Acting Administrative Director 
Dated: June 25, 2015 

Approved Legal Assistance Organizations, Pro Bono Organizations and Law Student Programs 
A. Legal Services of New Jersey and Associated Regional Programs 
1. Legal Services of New Jersey* 

P.O. Box 1357 
Edison, NJ 08818-1357 
2. Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc.* 

317 George Street 
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 
3. Essex-Newark Legal Services* 

5 Commerce Street, 2d Floor 
Newark, NJ 07102 
4. Legal Services of Northwest Jersey* 

18 Church Street, Suite 120 
Newton, NJ 07860 
5. Northeast New Jersey Legal Services, Inc.* 

190 Moore Street 
Hackensack, NJ 07601 
6. South Jersey Legal Services* 

745 Market Street 
Camden, NJ 08102 
B. Legal Assistance Organizations and Legal Aid Societies 
1. Advocates for Children of New Jersey 

35 Halsey Street 
Newark, NJ 07102 
2. All About Hope 

709 Haddonfield/Berlin Road 
Voorhees, NJ 08403 
3. American Civil Liberties Union 

89 Market Street 
Newark, NJ 07102 
4. Community Health Law Project* 

185 Valley Street 
South Orange, NJ 07079 

5. Community Justice Center 

310 W. State Street, 3rd Floor 
Trenton, NJ 08618 
6. Disability Rights New Jersey 

210 S. Broad Street, 3rd Floor 
Trenton, NJ 08608 
7. Educational Law Center 

60 Park Place, Suite 300 
Newark, NJ 07102 
8. Essex County Legal Aid Association 

Hall of Records, Rm 118 
465 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. 
Newark, NJ 07102 
9. Fair Share Housing Center* 

510 Park Boulevard, Room 118 
Newark, NJ 07102 
10. Fort Dix Legal Assistance Program 

Ft. Dix J.A.G. 
5418 S. Scott Plaza 
Ft. Dix, NJ 08611 
11. Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County, Inc. 

P.O. Box 2006 
Asbury Park, NJ 07712 
12. National Legal Aid and Defender Association 

1901 Pennsylvania Avenue NW 
Suite 500 
Washington, DC 20006 
13. New Jersey Coalition to End Homelessness 

c/o Lowenstein Public Interest 
6 Becker Farm Road, 4th Floor 
Roseland, NJ 07068 
14. New Jersey Institute for Social Justice 

60 Park Place, Suite 511 
Newark, NJ 07102-5504 

C. Domestic Violence Service Providers 

Statewide Program 
1. Partners for Women and Justice 

60 South Fullerton Avenue, Suite 106 
Montclair, NJ 07042 
Atlantic County 
1. The Women’s Center 

Violence Intervention Program 
1201 New Road #240 
Linwood, NJ 08221 
Bergen County 
2. Shelter our Sisters 

405 State Street 
Hackensack, NJ 07602 
3. Alternatives to Domestic Violence 

Department of Human Services 
1 Bergen County Plaza 
2nd Floor 
Hackensack, NJ 07601 
Burlington County 
4. Providence House Domestic 

Violence Services of Catholic 
950 A Chester Ave 
Delran, NJ 08075 
Camden County 
5. Camden County Women’s Center 

P.O. Box 1459 
Blackwood, NJ 08012 
6. Volunteers of America 

Delaware Valley 
235 White Horse Pike 
Collingswood, NJ 08107 
Cape May County 
7. Coalition Against Rape & Abuse, Inc. 

P.O. Box 774 
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210-0774 
Cumberland County 
8. Services Empowering Rights of Victims 

(SERV) Cumberland County Domestic Violence 
c/o Center for Family Services 
584 Benson Street 
Camden, NJ 08103 
Essex County 
9. Babyland Family Violence Program 

755 South Orange Ave. 
Newark, NJ 07106 
10. The Safe House 

P.O. Box 1887 
Bloomfield, NJ 07003 
11. The Rachel Coalition 

c/o Jewish Family Services 
570 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Suite 106 
Livingston, NJ 07039 
12. PALS Family Connections 

7 Glenwood Ave. 
East Orange, NJ 07018 
Gloucester County 
13. Services Empowering Rights of Victims 

P.O. Box 566 
Glassboro, NJ 08028 
Hudson County 

270 Fairmont Ave. 
Jersey City, NJ 07036 
Hunterdon County 
15. Safe in Hunterdon 

47 E. Main St. 
Flemington, NJ 08822 
Mercer County 
16. Womanspace, Inc. 

1530 Brunswick Ave. 
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 
Middlesex County 

17. Women Aware, Inc. 

250 Livingston Ave 
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 
18. Manavi, Inc. 

P.O. Box 3101 
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-3103 
Monmouth County 
19. 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. 

1 Bethany Road 
Bldg. 3, Suite 42 
Hazlet, NJ 07730 
Morris County 
20. Jersey Battered Women’s 

Services, Inc. (JBWS) 
P.O. Box 1437 
Morristown, NJ 07962-1437 
Ocean County 
21. Providence House Domestic 

Violence Services of Catholic Charities 
88 Schoolhouse Road 
Whiting, NJ 08759 
Passaic County 
22. Passaic County Women’s Center 

P.O. Box 244 
Paterson, NJ 07513 
23. Project S.A.R.A.H. 

925 Allwood Road 
Clifton, NJ 07012 
24. WAFA House 

P.O. Box 2102 
Clifton, NJ 07015 
Salem County 
25. Salem County Women’s Services 

P.O. Box 125 
Salem, NJ 08079-0125 
Somerset County 
26. Resource Center of Somerset 

427 Homestead Road 
Hillsborough, NJ 08844 
Sussex County 

27. Domestic Abuse & Sexual 

Assault Intervention Services 
P.O. Box 805 
Newton, NJ 07860 
Union County 
28. Project: Protect c/o YWCA 

Union County 
1131 East Jersey Street 
Elizabeth, NJ 07201 
Warren County 
29. Domestic Abuse & Sexual 

Assault Crisis Center 
P.O. Box 88 
Washington, NJ 07882 
D. United States Immigration Court Pro Bono Program 
1. United States Immigration Court 

970 Broad Street, Room 1200 
Newark, New Jersey 
Executive Office for Immigration Review 
625 Evans Street 
Elizabeth, NJ 07201 
2. African Hispanic Immigration Organization, Inc. 

4815 Westfield Avenue 
Pennsauken, NJ 08110 
3. The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) 

333 Seventh Avenue, 16th FL 
New York, NY 10001-5004 
4. Human Rights First 

75 Broad Street, 31st FL 
New York, NY 10004 
5. Camden Center for Law and Social Justice, Inc. 

126 Broadway 
Camden, NJ 08102 
6. Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey 

P.O. Box 30 
Trenton, NJ 08601 
7. El Centro Hispano Americano 

(Formerly The Center for Central American Refugees) 
525 East Front Street 
Plainfield, NJ 07060 
8. American Friends Service Committee 

Immigrant Rights Program 
89 Market Street, 6th FL 
Newark, NJ 07102 
9. Catholic Community Services 

976 Broad Street 
Newark, NJ 07102 
10. Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) 

c/o Lowenstein Sandler 
65 Livingston Avenue 
Roseland, NJ 07104 
11. Catholic Family & Community Services 

24 DeGrasse Street 
Paterson, NJ 07505 
12. La Casa De Don Pedro 

75 Park Avenue 
Newark, NJ 07104 
13. Annette Esliker-Kabia, Esq. 

744 Broad Street, 16th FL 
Newark, NJ 07102 
14. Justin C. Egeolu, Esq. 

2386 Morris Avenue, Suite 100 
Union, NJ 07083 
15. The Francois Law Group, PA 

629 North Wood Avenue, Suite 1 
Linden, NJ 07036 
E. Other Approved Pro Bono Programs 
1. Military Legal Assistance Program (of the NJ State Bar Assoc.) 

One Constitution Square 
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 
2. The Pro Bono Partnership 

300 Lanidex Plaza, Suite 3203 10 

Parsippany, NJ 07054 
3. Unchained at Last 

208 Lenox Avenue 
Westfield, NJ 07090 
Newark, NJ 07102 
4. United States Bankruptcy Court Pro Bono Program 

745 Market Street 
Camden, NJ 08102 
5. United States District Court Pro Bono Program 

Mitchell H. Cohen Building and US Courthouse 
4th and Cooper Streets, Room 1050 
Camden, NJ 08101 
6. Veterans Law Clinic (at Widener University School of Law) 

4601 Concord Pike 
Wilmington, DE 19803 
7. Volunteer Lawyers for Justice 

P.O. Box 32040 
Newark, NJ 07102 
F. Law Student Programs 
1. City of Atlantic City Office of the Prosecutor 

2715 Atlantic Ave. - Suite 240 
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 
2. Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office 

4997 Unami Boulevard 
Mays Landing, NJ 08330 
3. Bergen County Prosecutor's Office 

Justice Center 
10 Main Street 
Hackensack, NJ 07601 
4. Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office 

P.O. Box 6000 
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060 
5. Camden Center for Law and Social Justice, Inc. 

126 Broadway 
Camden, NJ 08102 11 

6. City of Camden, Office of the City Attorney 

PO Box 95120 
Camden, NJ 08101-5120 
7. Camden County Prosecutor's Office 

25 North Fifth St. 
Camden, NJ 08102-1231 
8. Cape May County Prosecutor's Office 

4 Moore Road, DN-110 
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210-1654 
9. City of Newark, Department of Law 

920 Broad St. 
Newark, NJ 07102 
10. Environmental Law Clinic Columbia University School of Law 

435 West 116th Street 
New York, NY 10027 
11. Essex County Prosecutor's Office 

Essex County Veterans' Courthouse 
Newark, NJ 07102 
12. Gloucester Co. Prosecutor’s Office 

PO Box 623 
Woodbury, NJ 08096 
13. Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office 

595 Newark Avenue 
Jersey City, NJ 07306 
14. Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office 

65 Park Avenue, PO Box 756 
Flemington, NJ 08822-0756 
15. Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office 

PO Box 8068 
Trenton, NJ 08625-0068 
16. Boro of Metuchen 

600 Main Street 
Metuchen, NJ 08840 12 

17. Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office 

25 Kirkpatrick Street, 3rd Floor 
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 
18. Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office 

132 Jerseyville Avenue 
Freehold, NJ 07728-2374 
19. Morris County Prosecutor’s Office 

Administration & Records Bldg. 
PO Box 900 
Morristown, NJ 07963-0900 
20. Office of the Attorney General 

Department of Law and Public Safety 
Division of Law 
PO Box 45029 
Newark, NJ 07101 
21. Office of the Attorney General 

Department of Law & Public Safety 
Division of Gaming Enforcement 
PO Box 047 
Trenton, NJ 08625 
22. Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office 

119 Hooper Avenue 
PO Box 2191 
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191 
23. Tom’s River Public Defender’s Office 

c/o Brady & Kunz 
12 Madison Avenue 
P.O. Box 4990 
Toms River, NJ 08754 
24. Office of the Public Defender 

Office of Dispute Settlement 
25 Market St, 1st FL, North Wing 
PO Box 853 
Trenton, NJ 08625 
25. Office of the Public Defender 

PO Box 850 
Trenton, NJ 08625 13 

26. Partners for Women and Justice 

60 South Fullerton Avenue 
Montclair, NJ 07042 
27. Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office 

401 Grand Street 
Paterson, NJ 07505 
28. Port Authority of NY & NJ 

225 Park Avenue South 
New York, NY 10003 
29. Rutgers Law School-Camden 

Child & Family Advocacy Clinic 
217 N. 5th Avenue 
Camden, NJ 08102-1203 
30. Rutgers Law School-Camden 

Children’s Justice Clinic 
217 N. 5th Avenue 
Camden, NJ 08102-1203 
31. Rutgers Law School-Camden 

Civil Practice Clinic 
217 N. 5th Avenue 
Camden, NJ 08102-1203 
32. Rutgers Law School-Camden 

Domestic Violence Clinic 
217 N. 5th Avenue 
Camden, NJ 08102-1203 
33. Rutgers Law School-Camden 

Federal Prisoner Reentry Clinic 
217 N. 5th Avenue 
Camden, NJ 08102-1203 
34. Rutgers Law School-Camden 

Immigrant Justice Clinic 
217 N. 5th Avenue 
Camden, NJ 08102-1203 
35. Rutgers Law School-Newark 

Center for Law and Justice 14 

123 Washington Street 
Newark, NJ 07102 
36. Rutgers Law School—Newark 

Child Advocacy Clinic 
Center for Law and Justice 
123 Washington Street 
Newark, NJ 07102 
37. Rutgers Law School—Newark 

Constitutional Law Clinic 
15 Washington Street 
Newark, NJ 07102-3192 
38. Seton Hall Univ. School of Law 

Center for Social Justice 
833 McCarter Highway 
Newark, NJ 07102-5210 
39. Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office 

40 North Bridge Street PO Box 3000 
Somerville, NJ 08876-1262 
40. Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office 

19-21 High Street 
Newton, NJ 07860 
41. Union County Counsel 

Office of the County Counsel 
Elizabethtown Plaza 
Administration Building 
Elizabeth, NJ 07207 
42. Union County Prosecutor’s Office 

32 Rahway Avenue 
Elizabeth, NJ 07202-2155 
43. Volunteer Lawyers for Justice 

PO Box 32040 
Newark, NJ 07102 
44. Warren County Prosecutor’s Office 

413 Second Street 
Belvidere, NJ 07823 15 

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