SOCIAL JUSTICE

The Nissenbaum Law Group’s social justice team represents nonprofits and faith-based organizations that advocate for progressive humanitarian reform.

Pro bono social justice representation

The Nissenbaum Law Group has a robust pro bono social justice team. It represents non-profit and liberal faith-based organizations that advocate for reform in line with humanitarian values. Accordingly, the firm’s social justice work is different than most other pro bono legal practices. The focus is not necessarily representing individuals who lack the means to hire an attorney. Instead, the aim is to provide pro bono legal services to organizations that are advocating for progressive objectives on a larger canvas; in short, the Nissenbaum Law Group’s social justice team represents advocates.

There are exceedingly few private firms that focus on a wide-ranging, progressive advocacy practice. Therefore, there is not a deep bench of clients from which to draw. Since the need is so great, the firm’s social justice team seeks to work smart; have an open-minded and improvisational approach to strategy; be client-centered; and most importantly, tenacious in overcoming all obstacles to achieve the client’s goal.

The firm’s social justice team focuses on the following:

  • composing bills and accompanying policy statements for new legislation to be sponsored in the NJ Legislature;
  • preparing rule-making petitions to seek the enactment of NJ regulations consistent with statutory mandates;
  • preparing public comment for proposed regulations published by executive agencies in the NJ Register;
  • filing amicus briefs in litigation of social justice import;
  • providing legal assistance with regard to other social justice initiatives of non-profit and liberal faith-based organizations that advocate for reform in line with humanitarian values.

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Gary D. Nissenbaum, Esq.

  • Receiving Classified Information: Government Secrecy and the Litigation Process (Co-author), NJ Lawyer Magazine, October 2009
  • Wrongful Posting on the Internet: The Privacy You Save Could be Your Own, NJ Lawyer Magazine, April, 2008
  • In the Arena: Litigating for the American Civil Liberties Union-NJ, NJ Lawyer, December, 2007
  • Presented Seminar, The New First Amendment Challenges Confronting America in 2017, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, May 2017
  • Presented Seminar, Top 10 Legal Issues Confronting Nonprofits, State Council of New Jersey Junior League’s Get On Board Conference, April 2017
  • Presented Seminar, Latest Legal Developments in Privacy Law, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, 2013
  • Presented Seminar, Latest Legal Developments in Voting Law, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, 2012
  • Presented Seminar, Latest Legal Developments in Privacy Law, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, 2013
  • Presented Seminar, Latest Legal Developments in Voting Law, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, 2012

Laura J. Magedoff, Esq.

  • New York County Lawyer’s Association, EMIPS Committee Comments to New York State Bar Association Report of the Privacy Task Force, Contributing Author, March 2009
  • Presented Seminar, Nonprofit Board Role & Responsibilities, State Council of New Jersey Junior Leagues Get On Board Conference, Morristown, NJ, April 2017
  • Presented Seminar, GOB Matching: Next Steps to Board Involvement, State Council of New Jersey Junior Leagues Get On Board Conference, Morristown, NJ, April 2017

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