Attorney Pro Bono Information and Materials

In Madden v. Delran, 126 N.J. 591 (1992), the Supreme Court reaffirmed the bar’s duty to represent indigent defendants without pay where the Legislature has made no provision for the Public Defender to represent defendants who are entitled to counsel.  The Supreme Court in Madden chose the current system of pro bono assignments in an effort to spread the burden among as many attorneys as possible. Attorneys are assigned pro bono cases through the pro bono computer system, which was developed and maintained by the Administrative Office of the Courts. The system maintains a list of attorneys eligible for pro bono assignment for each county.  The number of pro bono cases an attorney is required to take depends on the number of attorneys in the county and the number of pro bono assignments in that county. 

Information about Attorney Annual Registration and Payment Training Documents for Attorneys Receiving Pro Bono Assignments Training Videos for Attorneys Receiving Pro Bono Assignments Statewide Pro Bono Inquires Mailbox
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