Gibbons Honored with Pro-Bono Service Award from VLJ
December 4, 2013
The Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) honored Gibbons P.C. with its Pro-Bono Service Award at VLJ’s 2013 Arts & Eats for Justice Gala on December 3, 2013.
This year, VLJ honored ten “Heroes of Sandy,” with Gibbons as a Pro-Bono Service Award recipient based on the firm’s extensive efforts on behalf of VLJ and numerous victims of Superstorm Sandy, the largest and most expensive natural disaster ever to hit the Mid-Atlantic region. Since the storm, a multidisciplinary team of Gibbons attorneys has been available to advise clients, including pro bono clients, on virtually any legal component of disaster recovery, from proactive risk management and future preparedness to the comprehensive set of legal, regulatory, and practical issues that they face. VLJ cites the firm’s “leadership, initiative, and compassion” in naming Gibbons a “Hero of Sandy.”
“Gibbons has been committed to the state of New Jersey and to pro bono service throughout its 88-year history,” says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “In response to the unprecedented damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, the firm was greatly moved to help those most impacted by the storm to repair and rebuild.”
About Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ)
VLJ provides economically disadvantaged adults, children, and families in New Jersey with pro bono representation and advice, to ensure for them fair and equal treatment within the legal system. Since its founding, VLJ has grown from a grassroots effort of 30 volunteer attorneys in Essex County to a statewide not-for-profit with five staff attorneys and more than 1,500 volunteers aiding thousands of clients each year. VLJ’s programs include free legal counsel and advice, educational seminars on various legal matters, and direct representation for at-risk individuals facing critical civil legal issues.