-- Attorney General Anne Milgram and Division
of Law Director Taysen Van Itallie announced
today that the Division of Law is accepting
applications for a new Volunteer Associates
in Public Service Program, an initiative through
which attorneys and law school graduates can
gain valuable, unpaid experience working on
government-related legal matters.
The Volunteer Associates Program is open to
law school graduates, deferred associates,
furloughed or laid off attorneys and lawyers
re-entering legal practice after a hiatus.
Volunteer Associates will be asked to work
at least 20 hours per week for a period of
at least three months.
who are already admitted to the New Jersey
bar, and who are able to commit to longer
service periods, will be given a broader range
of responsibilities, including the possibility
of trial work.
is a great opportunity for qualified candidates
to learn how state government works, to gain
experience in areas of the law that may be
unfamiliar to them, and to make a genuine
difference by working on legal matters that
impact on New Jersey citizens,” said
Attorney General Milgram.
Division of Law handles a broad array of important
legal issues, including child protection,
consumer fraud, civil rights and environmental
litigation, to name a few,” said Director
Van Itallie. “I am confident that those
selected to work in our volunteer associate
program will find it an informative and rewarding
on their areas of interest and experience,
volunteers may be asked to conduct depositions,
perform research and write briefs, work with
investigators or assist with discovery demands.
Ongoing supervision will be provided to ensure
that participants have a valuable experience.
Volunteers will also be able to take part
in informal section training, and to attend
seminars offered by the Attorney General’s
Advocacy Institute, a highly-regarded professional
enrichment program available to Division of
Division of Law maintains offices in Trenton,
Newark and Voorhees. The Division handles
such areas of the law as environmental protection,
education, health, financial matters, banking,
securities, insurance fraud, torts, corrections,
employment litigation, child protection, public
utilities, consumer protection, and transportation.
to the Volunteer Associates Program should
have strong research and writing skills. In
order to apply, prospective volunteers should
send a cover letter that includes information
on preferred areas of the law and/or a preferred
work location, as well as a resume, unofficial
law school transcripts, a writing sample and
application should be sent to:
Deputy Attorney General John Franzini
c/o The Division of Law
PO Box 112
Trenton, NJ 08625.
volunteers can also apply on-line by visiting
the Division of Law website at www.nj.gov/oag/law
and locating the Volunteer Attorney Program
link to information and application: