Each year, over 300,000 low-income residents of Essex-County are eligible to receive ENLS's services.
Thousands go unserved because of ENLS's limited resources. Volunteer involvement is key to ENLS' access to justice mission.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
ENLS provides attorneys the opportunity to donate time assisting low-income residents with a civil legal problem. This may mean that someone who would otherwise have gone unserved receives help. Attorneys who provide 25 hours of service to ENLS clients earn an exemption from mandatory court assignments. In addition, attorneys are eligible to participate in legal training provided by Legal Services of New Jersey, which can meet mandatory CLE requirements. Most important, participating attorneys know that their time and experience helped improve the life of an individual or family. To learn more, contact us at email@example.com or register online at PROBONONJ. If registering online, be sure to select “get started,” and then “Essex-Newark Legal Services”.
Law graduates and student interns are mentored by experienced staff attorneys in a well structured setting. ENLS will work with the student to obtain funding or academic credit for internship activities. Those interested in internship/volunteering should send their resume, along with a cover letter to: Liceny Espaillat Essex-Newark Legal Services 5 Commerce Street, 2nd Floor Newark, New Jersey 07102 firstname.lastname@example.org ENLS accepts student volunteers year around. Law graduates and students can satisfy the 50 hour pro bono New York State Bar requirement. Eligible individuals can practice under R. 1:21-3(b) with attorney supervision.
ENLS welcomes those who wish to make a difference. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at ENLS e-mail email@example.com or call 973-624-4500.
ENLS IS HIRING
Essex-Newark Legal Services (ENLS) has several vacant attorney positions. Since its founding in 1966, the program’s mission has been to obtain a measure of justice for the poor by providing free effective legal assistance on the most critical civil law issues. ENLS is looking to hire attorneys and law graduates for Family Law and Housing Eviction Defense units. We offer a competitive public interest law salary with full benefits. Serve the community. Join our Team.
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See what previous volunteers have said!
“ENLS runs on the hard work and dedication of its employees… I say thank you...for providing me with this invaluable experience that I will carry with me throughout my time as a law student and my journey into attorney-hood. Thank you for showing me what it takes to be a good attorney ... “ CRT 8/2021