Volunteer UP Legal Clinic

We connect clients with the area's top attorneys and firms who provide pro bono legal representation in all areas of law, aimed at reducing barriers to a successful life. We also aid clients in navigating governmental and legal services available in central and southern New Jersey. 

The Volunteer UP Legal Clinic is an initiative by Volunteers of America Delaware Valley to provide much-needed legal assistance to economically disadvantaged clients and help remove legal barriers to their success.

We connect clients with attorneys who volunteer to provide pro bono legal services and otherwise aid clients in navigating governmental and legal services available in Camden and Southern New Jersey.

The Clinic assists clients with many types of legal issues that are common to low-income persons, 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.

We need you to Volunteer UP!

Our staff meets with clients who seek legal services to determine their specific legal needs and makes appropriate referrals to volunteer lawyers according to areas of expertise and geography. This screening process allows for our pro bono attorneys to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their volunteer time. 

Volunteer attorneys also support the Clinic by serving as mentors or subject matter experts to other volunteer Clinic attorneys or by speaking at community legal education seminars. Clinic partners can further the mission of the Clinic by, among other things, recruiting volunteer attorneys and providing financial support to offset Clinic and/or client expenses.

If you are interested in supporting the Clinic in any way, please contact us legalclinic@voadv.org.


You can help make a difference in the lives of people in need

Advisory Board

  • Jeffrey L. Nash, Chair

    The Nash Law Group, LLC

  • Ahmed Bahgat

    Fox Rothschild LLP

  • Gary W. Boguski

    Taylor & Boguski, LLC

  • Louis Cappelli, Jr.

    Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli LLC

  • Primo Cruz

    Malamut & Associates LLC

  • Robert Curley

    TD Bank

  • Kelly J. Gastley

    Philly VIP

  • Bruce Goldman

    Retired General Counsel, PREIT

  • Jodina Hicks

    Volunteers of America Delaware Valley

  • John P. Johnson, Jr.

    Cozen O'Connor

  • Christopher P. Leise

    White and Williams LLP

  • Michael J. Watson

    Brown & Connery, LLP

  • Lisa E. Lewis

    Assistant Federal Defender

  • Ann Madden Tufano

    Madden & Tufano, LLC

  • Ellis I. Medoway


  • Corey S. D. Norcross

    Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

  • Jessica A. Platt

    Thomson Reuters

  • Pamela Richardson

    American Water

  • David F. Roeber

    Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

  • Steven Salinger

  • Michael A. Sgro

    American Water

  • John S. Stapleton

    Levan Muhic Stapleton

  • Damien N. Tancredi

    Flaster Greenberg

  • Brett Wiltsey

    Dilworth Paxon LLP

  • Lloyd C. Birnbaum

    Lauletta Birnbaum LLC

  • William Gill


  • Ronald Lieberman

    Adinolfi, Lieberman, Burick, Falkenstein, Roberto & Molotsky

  • Katherine C. Oeltjen

    Console Mattiacci Law, LLC

Patricia A. Legge, Esq., MSW, VP of Client Legal Services
Phone: 856-854-4660 Ext. 202