UrbanPromise Legal Clinic

The UrbanPromise Legal Clinic was launched in 2016 and provides legal assistance to clients, connects clients to attorneys willing to provide free or low cost services, and otherwise helps clients navigate the legal services available in the Pennsauken-Camden community. (Like other UrbanPromise programs, the Clinic was created in response to the needs of Camden-area families in order to help remove barriers to their success.)  

The UrbanPromise Legal Clinic can provide assistance with:

  • Bankruptcy/Income
  • Civil Rights
  • Domestic Issues
  • Government Benefits
  • Expungement

WHERE

UrbanPromise Main Campus
Promise Building
27 N. 36th Street
Camden, NJ. 08105

HOURS OF OPERATION

Saturday:  9:00 am – 11:00 am

 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you are interested in supporting the Clinic, please contact legalclinic@urbanpromiseusa.org.

Intake Attorneys collect information from clients who are in need of legal services, either by meeting with walk-in clients Saturday mornings or by telephone or in-person outside of normal Clinic hours. Intake Attorneys meet with clients for many types of legal issues that are common to low-income individuals and families. Intake Attorneys are not expected to have expertise in a particular area of law and will be provided with information to facilitate the intake process. Paralegals and law students also may assist with intake.

Referral Attorneys have relevant experience or expertise in particular areas of law (as specified by each attorney) and provide free or low-cost legal services to clients from the Clinic, ranging from a free initial consultation or brief advice to full representation on a specific legal matter. Referral Attorneys also support the Clinic by assisting with the intake process or otherwise serving as a resource to other Clinic attorneys.

The Lead Attorney of the Clinic works with Intake Attorneys and Referral Attorneys to evaluate each case for representation by a Referral Attorney or referral to another Camden-area legal service organization.

Partner Law Firms further the mission of the Clinic by recruiting volunteer attorneys, providing financial support to offset Clinic expenses and client legal expenses, and serving in an advisory role. An Advisory Board [led by Jeffrey L. Nash] provides oversight and support for the Clinic and representatives of Partner Law Firms are asked to serve on the Board.


The Clinic is sponsored by the Delaware Gardens Neighborhood Initiative of Urban Promise whose mission is to promote community development and growth in East Camden and West Pennsauken.

UrbanPromise Ministries, Inc. is the parent organization that has served the city of Camden since 1988. It hosts a number of programs that challenge youth to develop and realize their potential.