Volunteers of America Delaware Valley to Host Party With A Purpose on March 11th

Camden, NJ – On Wednesday, March 11th from 5:30-8 p.m. at American Water’s headquarters in Camden, Stradley Ronon and Stapleton Law LLC present Party With A Purpose – a special fundraising event designed to raise awareness, engage members of the local legal community and spark action. All funds raised at the event will support the Volunteer UP Legal Clinic, a subsidiary of Volunteers of America Delaware Valley (VOADV), that provides legal assistance to individuals and families in need in South Jersey. 

Party With A Purpose will feature delicious food, beer/wine pairings showcasing select New Jersey craft breweries and wineries, networking and more. The event serves as a celebration of the growing volunteer network of attorneys that continues to support the work of the Volunteer UP Legal Clinic, with a dual-purpose of actively seeking new volunteer members and attracting new law firms to help underwrite the costs of running the clinic.

“VOADV initially established the Volunteer UP Legal Clinic as a way to provide legal services to those who typically cannot access this type of critical assistance,” explained Daniel L. Lombardo, President and CEO of VOADV. “Today, the clinic utilizes the knowledge and expertise of area attorneys to provide legal services and government navigation, helping clients overcome legal challenges that could otherwise impede positive growth and continued success.”

The Volunteer UP Legal Clinic provides legal services to different populations including individuals, families, those returning to society from the criminal justice system, homeless veterans and more. In 2019, more than 100 individuals sought legal assistance through the clinic, with services provided by 17 volunteer attorneys representing 13 local law firms.

Jeffrey L. Nash, Esq., founder of The Nash Law Group and member of the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is a founding supporter and volunteer attorney for the Volunteer UP Legal Clinic. In addition to his work with the clinic, Nash currently serves as the chair of the clinic’s Advisory Board, helping to garner further support for the clinic and raise greater awareness of its mission.

“A simple fine or violation can have a damaging ripple effect on those who do not know where to turn in when navigating the legal system,” explained Nash. “The Volunteer UP Legal Clinic addresses a distinct need within the South Jersey community. This clinic eliminates those barriers for the community’s most vulnerable individuals, providing guidance and ensuring they are properly represented.”

To date, the following 25 local law firms support the clinic:

• Archer
• Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker
• Brown & Connery, LLP
• Cozen O’Connor
• Law Office of David Daniels, LLC
• Domers Bonamassa and Hynes, P.C.
• Donelson, D’Alessandro & Peterson, LLC
• Drinker, Biddle & Reath
• Duane Morris LLP
• Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt, & Cappelli, LLC
• Law Office of Nancy Whatley Griffin
• Kaplin Stewart
• Kleinbard LLC
• Madden and Madden
• Madden & Tufano LLC
• Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
• Malamut & Associates LLC
• McLaughlin Law Office, P.C.
• Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
• The Nash Law Group, LLC
• Rutgers Law Clinical Programs
• Law Office of David M. Simon, LLC
• Stapleton Law LLC
• Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
• Taylor & Boguski, LLC
• White and Williams LLP

“The bigger the network of firms, the larger the number of attorneys who can help an even greater segment of the population in need,” explained Nash.

John S. Stapleton, a business litigator and founder of Stapleton Law LLC, has provided numerous hours of volunteer service to the clinic and currently serves on the clinic’s Advisory Board, continuing to lend his time and talents to help those seeking legal advice.

“It is humbling to see how something as simple as access to a lawyer can knock down a tremendous barrier in somebody’s life,” explains Stapleton. “By centralizing requests for legal assistance and matching clients with an expanding network of impressive pro bono lawyers, the clinic is a crucial lifeline for those in need, particularly in Camden. I am proud to be part of the Volunteer UP Legal Clinic and encourage attorneys from across the region to support the clinic in any way possible.”

More information about Party With A Purpose is available at www.voadv.org/party-with-a-purpose. Those interested in volunteering, sponsoring or attending should contact Patricia A. Legge, Esq., Director of the Volunteer UP Legal Clinic, at 856-217-8686 or plegge@voadv.org.


About the Volunteer UP Legal Clinic:
The Volunteer UP Legal Clinic provides legal services and assistance to low-income families and individuals in Camden and South Jersey. Area attorneys volunteer their time and expertise to provide legal services to clients on a pro bono basis. The clinic assists clients with many types of legal issues including, but not limited to: bankruptcy, civil rights, drivers’ license restorations, employment, expungements, family law, government benefits, health care, immigration, landlord-tenant, municipal court fines, wills, estates, probate, & powers of attorney, and certain criminal matters. To learn more, visit: https://www.voadv.org/volunteerup

About Volunteers of America Delaware Valley (VOADV):
VOADV is a local affiliate of national, non-profit organization, Volunteers of America, and provides essential services to our community’s most vulnerable individuals. Each year, VOADV serves more than 13,000 individuals throughout the southern New Jersey and Philadelphia region and operates more than 40 high quality, outcome-driven assistance programs – from homelessness, reentry, veterans assistance and affordable housing services to specialized programs for individuals with addiction, traumatic brain injury and/or intellectual disabilities. To learn more, visit: www.voadv.org.

To learn more, visit: www.voadv.org.

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