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2019 Equal Justice Medal Recipient Joel R. Spivack

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Every year, the Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) recognizes, honors and celebrates extraordinary pro bono contributors and attorney Joel R. Spivack has received the Legal Services of New Jersey 2019 Equal Justice Medal. The medal is in recognition and appreciation of major pro bono contributions to low-income clients referred by LSNJ’s programs.

LSNJ consists of a network of 6 independent not-for-profit corporations coordinating and supporting the statewide network and providing legal representation and advocacy. The many hours of pro bono work done by award recipients secure greater justice for financially disadvantaged New Jersey residents.

Unfortunately, for over 90% of the civil legal problems that will face lower-income New Jersey residents this year, no attorney will be available. For more than 50 years, LSNJ’s system has provided representation in nearly 2.5 million cases, on behalf of approximately 9 million people, and assisted millions more with information offered through its websites, publications, and community presentations.

Confronted with a pervasive denial of equal justice in civil legal matters for those who cannot afford attorneys, during their Equal Justice Awards Reception LSNJ celebrates the efforts of the volunteer lawyers who advance justice and fairness and honor them for their essential offerings to the daily work of the organization.

Mr. Spivack has been doing pro bono bankruptcies with the Rutgers Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project for over 10 years and comments “I am grateful to be awarded the 2019 Equal Justice Medal and to join past recipients. It is an honor to be recognized for my contributions to a remarkable and significant organization that fights against the denial of justice. On behalf of our entire team, we have high regard for the opportunity to help the financially distressed people who would not otherwise have access to the courts due to their low income.”

Are you are dealing with excessive credit card debt, medical bills, or mortgage debt, or need assistance stopping a foreclosure? Are you buying or selling a home? Attorney Joel R. Spivack is ready to help you.

Mr. Spivack has more than 25 years of experience practicing consumer bankruptcy law and residential real estate. He has helped more than 1,000 clients in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas regain control of their financial situations through Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings. In addition, he has helped countless individuals and families buy and sell homes.

Mr. Spivack offers you a face-to-face consultation at our brand new Cherry Hill office. His office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and free parking is available. Contact attorney Joel R. Spivack today at 856-488-1200. You can also contact him online.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code