Melville "De" Miller, Jr. Memorial Fund

image of De Miller and memorial textMelville “De” Miller, Jr., Co-Founder and President of Legal Services of New Jersey from 1972 to 2020, died March 1, 2021. The Melville “De” Miller, Jr. Memorial Fund has been established to honor his commitment to equal access to justice for all and to abolishing racial and social injustice. Donations to the fund will help to underwrite a fellowship for newly admitted attorneys interested in public interest work. Initially, the fund will have a particular emphasis on challenging inherit biases in the child welfare system. De believed that the current system must treat conditions of poverty with individualized services and benefits and eliminate the risk of separation that poor children and families currently face solely because they are poor.

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Campaign for Justice

text - Campaign for JusticeThe annual Campaign for Justice supports justice and fairness in New Jersey by raising funds for Legal Services of New Jersey and its five regional programs, which provide direct services to clients in all 21 counties through 23 local offices.

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Cy Pres Awards

Cy pres awards from class action settlements to Legal Services of New Jersey have provided significant support for our work, our mission, and our clients. Checks should be made payable to “Legal Services of New Jersey.” If you have any questions, need information, or are interested in designating Legal Services of New Jersey as a cy pres recipient, please call 732-529-8203 or email [email protected].



Legal Services of New Jersey encourages pro bono participation in New Jersey’s private attorney community, by sponsoring Pro Bono New Jersey. Visit our website ( to learn more about how you can volunteer your expertise and services. Volunteer openings are available in the following areas: Attorney, paralegal, general clerical, tax preparation, translation and interpretation, social worker, and publications.

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