Military Legal Assistance Program
Over a decade ago, the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Military Law and Veterans’ Affairs Section in cooperation with McCarter & English LLP, established the Military Legal Assistance Program.
It provides free legal help in civil cases to New Jersey residents who have served overseas since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Watch our video to find out more about the program.
As many as 3,000 New Jersey residents serving in the armed forces reserves were deployed overseas in Iraq or Afghanistan. These individuals are now in the process of returning to New Jersey. Many of them will be or have been adversely affected by reason of their status, change of status, or long deployment.
The Military Legal Assistance Program was created to assist such military personnel with their legal needs. The Program offers assistance in four areas:
- Family Law
- Employment Law
- Debtor-Creditor Law
- Military and Administrative Law
The program refers members of the military who contact the New Jersey State Bar Association to volunteers qualified to assist them with their specific legal issues. Volunteers who accept a case through the program must agree to handle such case from inception to resolution, without compensation or reimbursement for expenses.
The NJSBA is seeking volunteers to participate in the program. To volunteer to assist members of the reserve components of our armed forces, complete the pledge.
For more information about the program or to volunteer please call 1-888-541-1900, or email us at [email protected].