4JG’s again honors the Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County with a Wine Tasting Fundraiser

“The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County, celebrating 71 years of service,  held its’ annual  Wine Event Fundraiser at 4 JG’s Vineyards, Colts Neck”

OCEAN TOWNSHIP- The not-for-profit Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County, Inc. celebrating 71 years of service to the community recently held its annual Wine Event fundraiser at the historic 4 JG’s Vineyards in Colts Neck. 

This important fundraising event, generously donated by John and Janet Giunco owners of 4JG’s Vineyards, showcased an array of their award winning wines set among the bucolic vineyards in Monmouth County.  

The proceeds from this annual event go to support the Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County, a non-profit organization established in 1950 by local Monmouth County lawyers and community leaders to provide pro bono legal services to indigent and handicapped residents of Monmouth County.  For the past 71 years the Legal Aid Society has successfully implemented their mission of providing free legal services to those most in need for a wide range of civil matters including child support, child custody, divorce, foreclosure, bankruptcy and tenancy issues. 

For more information on the Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County, or on how to donate, please visit www.monmouthlegalaid.com, go to www.venmo.com/MonmouthLegalAid or telephone 732-556-8268.   The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County is located at 2405 Route 66, Ocean, NJ 07712.

(From left)  Volunteers: Tracey Settipane, Monmouth Bar Association
Executive Director, Yessenia Gonzalez. Esq. and Francesca Purcell
 
(From left)  Thomas Ehrlich, Esq. President and Valerie Hemhauser, Esq. Executive Director of the
Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County, Inc.
(From left) Trustees: Gregory S. Baxter, Esq., Ronald J. Troppoli, Esq., Allison Mc Goughran, Victoria E. Paone, Esq., Adam Weisberg, Esq., and Mark T. Apostolou, Esq., immediate past President of the Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County, Inc.
From left) Trustees:  Former County Commissioner and Former Mayor of Freehold Barbara J. Mc Morrow and her husband J. Patrick Mc Morrow, Esq.          
  (From left) Trustees:  Gregory S. Baxter, Esq. and Charles F. Shaw, III, Esq

Legal Aid Annual Dinner Celebrating 71 Years of Helping Monmouth County Residents

OCEAN TOWNSHIP- The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County celebrated 71 years of community service at their annual dinner on June 11, 2021. 

This yearly event celebrates the work the Legal Aid Society has done throughout the year and acknowledges their board of trustees and volunteer pro bono attorneys who work so hard to make their mission a continuing success.  This year’s special guest was Thomas A. Arnone, Monmouth County Commissioner Director and local Monmouth County resident who was honored in appreciation of his dedicated continuing support of the organization.

The mission of the Legal Aid Society is to act as a conduit between eligible low income residents of Monmouth County and Monmouth County attorneys willing to accept the assignment for free.The Society was established in 1950 by Monmouth County attorneys, together with community leaders, to provide pro bono services to qualified indigent and handicapped residents of Monmouth County.  The clients whom the Society refers to pro bono attorneys represent a wide range of civil legal needs including divorce, bankruptcy, tenancy and eviction issues. 

Over the past 71 years, thousands of Monmouth County residents have had quality legal representation that they otherwise could not have afforded, due to the Legal Aid Society and its’ many volunteer attorneys.  In 2020 the Society interfaced with better than 1,800 Monmouth County residents!

For more information please visit http://www.monmouthlegalaid.com, or telephone 732-556-8268.

                                                               

Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County Trustees and Officers (left to right) Wendy Crowther, Esq., Allison McGoughran, Barbara J. McMorrow, Mark T. Apostolou, Esq.,Toby Grabelle, Esq., J. Patrick McMorrow, Esq., Valerie Hemhauser, Esq., Ronald J. Troppoli, Esq., Thomas Ehrlich, Esq., I Mark Cohen, Esq., Tanis B. Deitch, Esq., Beth J. Ulrich, Laura Wishart Dugan, Esq.,Victoria E. Paone, Esq., Lynn Staufenberg, Esq., Gregory S. Baxter, Esq.

President Thomas Ehrlich, Executive Director Valerie Hemhauser, Esq., Adm. Assistant Robert Galano

                

                         

Guest Speaker Monmouth County Commissioner Director, Thomas A. Arnone    

Ocean First Foundation Donates to Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County

“The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County awarded $5,000 from OceanFirst Foundation”

OCEAN TOWNSHIP- The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County received a $5,000 grant from OceanFirst Foundation to help support the Society’s mission to provide pro bono civil legal services to the indigent and handicapped residents of Monmouth County.

The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County was established in 1950 by Monmouth County Bar Association attorneys and community leaders to assist Monmouth County residents in addressing their civil legal and litigation issues. If deemed eligible pursuant to the Society’s income and financial guidelines, the matter is referred to an attorney selected specifically to handle the case in question.  The Society provides attorneys for a wide range of civil legal needs such as bankruptcy, custody, divorce, child support, visitation, civil actions, tenancy matters, collections and contracts.  The pro bono attorneys who are referred cases are members of the Monmouth Bar Association who generously donate their time and expertise.  In 2020 the Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County interfaced with better than 1,900 Monmouth County residents.     

This $5,000 grant was presented to Valerie Hemhauser, Esq., Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society by Bobby Cook, Vice President Commercial Lending OceanFirst Bank.  OceanFirst Foundation empowers organizations to think bigger, solve more problems and make life better in the neighborhoods served by OceanFirst Bank.  The receipt of this generous grant from OceanFirst Foundation will go towards the day-to-day operations so that the Society may continue to provide vital civil legal representation to this underserved Monmouth County population. 

For more information about the Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County and/ or how to donate please telephone 732-556-8268 or visit us at https://monmouthlegalaid.com.      

                                             

Valerie Hemhauser, Esq. Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County

Bobby Cook Vice President Commercial Lending Ocean First Bank

Recognizing 4 JG’S Winery Amazing Support

There is a hidden gem in the rich landscape of Monmouth County, run by the most generous and gracious proprietors around. The Giunco’s and their family have been tireless supporters of the Legal Aid Society, and their generosity has been a vital element of the success of our organization. We can’t thank the Giunco’s and everyone at 4 JG’s Winery enough for everything they have done for us. Their wine is delicious, so check out their website, and plan your own tour of one of Monmouth County’s best kept secrets! https://www.4jgswinery.com/

The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County

P. O. Box 2006

Ocean, New Jersey 07712

Contact:                                                                                              For Immediate Release

Valerie Hemhauser, Esq.

732-556-8268

“The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County, celebrating 70 years of service,  held its’ annual  Wine Event Fundraiser at 4 JG’s Vineyards, Colts Neck”

OCEAN TOWNSHIP- The not-for-profit Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County celebrating 70 years of service to the community recently held its annual Wine Event fundraiser, held as a drive through vineyards tour at the historic 4 JG’s Vineyards in Colts Neck. 

Every year since 2011 the Legal Aid Society has held this important fundraising event at the 4 JG’s Vineyards and, despite the pandemic, this year was no exception.   Instead of having the customary on site reception with sampling of wines and harvest foods, the Society creatively held a scenic “driving tour” experienced safely distanced in the car, accompanied with a You Tube narration, to explore and fall in love with the vineyard’s natural beauty on a beautiful autumn evening.  A  sampling of harvest foods, sweets and, of course, a bottle of wine to enjoy at home, was given to the attendees as they drove through the vineyards enjoying the canopies of luscious grapes at their most magnificent harvest time. This important fundraising event, generously donated by John and Janet Giunco showcased their 4JGs award winning wines illustrated and its distinctive agricultural efforts to the community.

The proceeds from this annual event go to support the Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County, a non-profit organization established in 1950 by local Monmouth County lawyers and community leaders to provide pro bono legal services to indigent and handicapped residents of Monmouth County.  For the past 70 years the Legal Aid Society has successfully implemented their mission of providing free legal services to those most in need for a wide range of civil matters including child support, child custody, divorce, foreclosure, bankruptcy and tenancy issues. 

For more information on the Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County, or on how to donate, please visit www.monmouthlegalaid.com, go to www.venmo.com/MonmouthLegalAid or telephone 732-556-8268.   The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County is located at 2407 Route 66, Ocean, NJ 07712.

                                               

Left to right- John Giunco, Janet Giunco of 4 JG’s Vineyard, Legal Aid Society board members Wendy Crowther, Esq., Allison Mc Goughran Wine Committee Chair, Beth Ulrich and Valerie Hemhauser, Esq. Executive Director and Michelle O’Connor

Wine Event attendees and greeter Timothy Mc Goughran, Esq.

4 JG’s Vineyard Drive Through Tour

On of the extremely generous owners of 4 JG’s wines, Janet Giunco distributing wine for guests to take home

Attendees and board members Barbara Mc Morrow, Patrick Mc Morrow, Esq. with delicious 4 JG’s Vineyard wines to take home.

4 JG’s Vineyards Drive Through Tour

Legal Aid Society Current President Thomas Ehrlich Esq. and Executive Director Valerie Hemhauser, Esq.

A Heartfelt Thank You to Investors Bank

The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County cannot thank enough the fine and caring people at Investors Bank who have been one of our society’s strongest supporters over the past few years. Investor’s Bank continued donations to our cause has allowed us to assist at need members of our community handle the legal situations that may otherwise crush them. We have included below the press releases for 2019 and 2020 memorializing these amazing contributions.

2020

“The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County awarded $2,500 from Investors Foundation during its’ 70th year of service to the community”

OCEAN TOWNSHIP- The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County received a $2,500 grant from Investors Foundation this July to support the Society’s mission to act as a conduit between the indigent residents of Monmouth County and Pro Bono attorneys willing to accept the assignment.

This $2,500 grant was presented to Thomas Ehrlich, Esq., President of the Legal Aid Society and Valerie Hemhauser, Esq., Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society by Christopher M. Curcia Investors Bank Branch Manager in Red Bank.

The clients served by the Legal Aid Society are both indigent and handicapped and are at the bottom rung of the economic ladder.  They come to the Legal Aid Society to redress their problems in a court of competent jurisdiction and, if deemed eligible pursuant to the Society’s guidelines, their case is referred to a Monmouth County attorney selected specifically to handle the case in question.  In 2019, the Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County interfaced with better than 1,800 Monmouth County residents. 

The receipt of this generous $2,500 grant from Investors Foundation cannot be understated.  This funding is desperately needed so that the Society may continue to provide vital representation to low income residents of Monmouth County, especially during this unprecedented time and the challenges faced during the Covid 19 pandemic crisis this year. 

The Legal Aid Society was established in 1950 as a not for profit organization by local Monmouth County attorneys together with community leaders.  The Society provides attorneys for a wide range of civil legal needs such as bankruptcy, custody, divorce, child support, visitation, civil actions, tenancy matters, collections and contracts.  These pro bono attorneys are members of the Monmouth Bar Association who generously donate their time and expertise.

The goal of the Legal Aid Society for 2020 and beyond remains the same as in prior years.  That is, to provide legal advice and appropriate pro bono representation to those in need.  The Legal Aid Society has implemented this mission successfully for the past seventy (70) years and is hopeful to continue to do so with continued support and partnership from the community. For more information about the Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County and or how to donate, please telephone 732-556-8268 or contact us at Post Office Box 2006, Ocean, NJ 07712. 

2019

“The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County awarded $5,000 from Investors Foundation”

OCEAN TOWNSHIP- The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County received a $5,000 grant from Investors Foundation to support the Society’s mission to act as a conduit between the indigent residents of Monmouth County and Pro Bono attorneys willing to accept the assignment.

This $5,000 grant was presented to Mark T. Apostolou, Jr., Esq., President of the Legal Aid Society and Valerie Hemhauser, Esq., Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society, by Peter Leyman, Investors Bank Vice President Professional Services and Christopher M. Curcia Investors Bank Branch Manager.

The clients, both indigent and handicapped, are at the bottom rung of the economic ladder.  They come to the Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County to redress their problems in a court of competent jurisdiction. If deemed eligible pursuant to the Society’s guidelines, their case is referred to a Monmouth County attorney selected specifically to handle the case in question.  In 2018, the Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County interfaced with better than 1,700 Monmouth County residents.  It is projected that the need for these services will increase for the year ending 2019.

The receipt of this generous $5,000 grant from Investors Foundation cannot be understated.  This funding is needed so that the Society may provide vital representation to low income residents of Monmouth County. 

The Legal Aid Society was established in 1950 as a not for profit organization, by local Monmouth County attorneys, together with community leaders, to provide pro bono legal services to the indigent and handicapped residents of Monmouth County.   The Society provides attorneys for a wide range of civil legal needs such as bankruptcy, custody, divorce, child support, visitation, civil actions, tenancy matters, collections and contracts.  These pro bono attorneys are members of the Monmouth Bar Association who generously donate their time and expertise.

The goal of the Legal Aid Society for 2019 remains the same as in prior years.  That is, to provide legal advice and appropriate pro bono representation to Monmouth County residents who meet our eligibility guidelines.  The Legal Aid Society has implemented this mission successfully for the past sixty nine (69) years and is hopeful to continue to do so with continued support from the community.

For more information about the Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County and or how to donate, please telephone 732-869-5619 or contact us at Post Office Box 2006, Ocean, NJ 07712.