Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available for Volunteer Lawyers for Justice's Gala on Dec. 4

Annual Event Draws Hundreds of N.J. Notables; Raises Funds for VLJ's Critical Pro Bono Legal Services to Low-Income Individuals
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Nov. 6, 2012 - PRLog -- Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) (http://www.vljnj.org/) will host its 8th Annual "Arts & Eats for Justice Gala" on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. As VLJ's signature event, the Gala draws hundreds of notables from the area's legal, business and non-profit communities and beyond to raise funds for its comprehensive pro bono legal services. A wide range of event sponsorship opportunities are now available.
Held at the Montclair Art Museum (http://www.montclair-art.com/) in Montclair, N.J., the Gala will feature gourmet cuisine from the area's top restaurants and live jazz. Proceeds are earmarked for VLJ's extensive programming for low-income individuals, which includes free legal counsel and advice, educational seminars on various legal matters, and direct representation for at-risk individuals facing critical civil legal issues.

Sponsorship opportunities include Director's Circle at $25,000; Benefactor at $15,000; Gala Sponsor at $10,000; Award Sponsor at $5,000 and VIP Sponsor at $2,500. All event sponsors receive a certain number of tickets based on level of sponsorship, listing on event signage and VLJ's website, VIP reception admittance, an ad in the journal, and listing in all media. Opportunities to place an ad in the event's program are also available ranging from $250 to $1,000.

Sponsors thus far are McCarter & English, Merck, and Gibbons PC at the Director's Circle level; Lowenstein Sandler PC at the Benefactor level; and Pfizer and AT&T at the Gala Sponsor level. In addition, Miles Berger of The Berger Organization, PSE&G, Verizon, TD Bank, and Patton Boggs, LLP are Award Sponsors. VIP Sponsors include DLA Piper, White & Case, and Xerox. The Star-Ledger is serving as the general media sponsor and the New Jersey Law Journal is the legal media sponsor.

"Each year, our sponsors help us in making the Gala a night to remember," said Karen Sacks, Esq., founding executive director of VLJ. "We are thankful for their commitment to VLJ. With their continued support, we are able to aid thousands of individuals struggling with legal issues and work to ensure equal justice for all."

At the Gala, VLJ will present its 2012 Pro Bono Firm Award to Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster and the Pro Bono Attorney Award to Daniel A. Frischberg, Esq. In addition, VLJ will honor Miles Berger with the Community Builder of the Year Award. As Chairman and COO of The Berger Organization, Berger has been instrumental in Newark's renaissance over the last 36 years. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez are this year's honorary dinner chairs, and Race Taylor, popular host of 95.5 WPLJ, will serve as the master of ceremonies.

The Gala has also become known as a showcase of innovative cuisine from the region's top eateries. Those confirmed for this year include: Montclair's Bistro 18; Fascino; Indigo Kitchen; Le Salbuen Café Market; Mesob; Pig & Prince Restaurant and Gastro-Lounge; and Terra at the Isabel Rose Café. Additional restaurants include: The Ivy Inn Restaurant & Bar of Hasbrouck Heights; Hobby's Delicatessen and Restaurant of Newark; F&B Fine Catering of Bloomfield; and Shopper's Vineyard of Clifton.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities and tickets, please visit VLJ's website at http://www.vljnj.org/ or contact Dannielle Leigh at dleigh@vljnj.org or 973-645-1951, ext. 116.
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