About

Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County, Inc.
PO Box 2006, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
2407 Route 66, Ocean Township, NJ 07712
(732) 556-8268   Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 2:00pm

 

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The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County provides appropriate pro bono representation to indigent Monmouth County residents who meet our eligibility guidelines.

The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County, Inc. has a part-time Director who is a New Jersey licensed attorney.  After completing an application, clients are interviewed by our staff for eligibility.   If the problem requires litigation and the client meets the financial eligibility guidelines and the case requirements, the Director finds an attorney who will represent the client on a pro bono basis. If there is another agency available to resolve their type of case, they are referred to that agency.   Also, if the type of legal problem is not eligible for our services, the applicant is referred to the Monmouth Bar Association Attorney Referral Program.  

The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County represents only residents of Monmouth County, NJ who have cases in Monmouth County.

Types of Cases Considered:

Civil cases with a trial location in Monmouth County where the value of the case exceeds $1,000 and the client is the defendant.

Bankruptcy

Landlord/Tenant Matters

Divorce

Child Custody

Child Support

Child Visitation

Excludes criminal, police matters and plaintiff suits for recovery of monies on which contingent representation would be available.

OFFICERS AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Valerie Hemhauser, Esq.

OFFICERS
Thomas Ehrlich, Esq., President

Laura Wishart Dugan, Vice President

William Stabile, CPA, Treasurer

Tara McLernan, Esq., Secretary

TRUSTEES:
Amy Altenhaus, Ph.D.

Mark T. Apostolou, Jr., Esq.

Gregory S. Baxter, Esq.

Sabrina L. Blasi, Esq.

Wendy M. Crowther, Esq.

Tanis B. Deitch, Esq.

Barbara McMorrow

Allison McGoughran

Daniel Murphy

Victoria Paone, Esq.

Bonnie S. Preston

Jason Sena, Esq.

Charles F. Shaw, III, Esq.

Ronald Troppoli, Esq.

Beth Ulrich

Adam J. Weisberg, Esq.

LIFE TRUSTEES

Frederick L. Blankenhorn, Esq.
Lynne Broza, CPA
I. Mark Cohen, Esq.
Toby Grabelle, Esq.

Lynn Staufenberg, Esq.

ADVISORY TRUSTEES:
J. Patrick McMorrow, Esq.

Joyce Raspa, R.A., Esq.

TRUSTEE EX-OFFICIO:
Christine Giordano Hanlon, Esq., President, Monmouth Bar Association

TRUSTEE IN MEMORIUM:
Mrs. Walter H. Conklin
Samuel L. Epstein, Esq.
Justice Daniel J. O’Hern