The Legal Advocacy Project of the
Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey
The Legal Advocacy Project (LAP) of the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey (UULMNJ) was formed for the purpose of broadening the impact of UULMNJ’s work to coordinate grassroots advocacy and establish public policy that is consistent with Unitarian Universalist principles. The LAP utilizes the State and Federal judicial and administrative courts of New Jersey to achieve this goal. It serves as an adjunct to the UULMNJ’s concurrent efforts to effect change through the legislative process. The aim is for the LAP to identify and participate in legal actions involving questions that implicate Unitarian Universalist principles and/or current UULMNJ priority issues, creating a “full-court press” for social change .
The LAP has participated in the New Jersey judicial process in a number of ways. For example, it has:
- Filed amicus curiae briefs in existing lawsuits seeking social change;
- Undertaken efforts to have the UULMNJ serve as plaintiff in such suits;
- Provided public comment on proposed regulatory changes involving law enforcement issues; and
- Partnered with progressive non-profit institutions seeking social change in New Jersey in a manner consistent with Unitarian Universalist values.
The LAP provided a Project Report at the UULMNJ 6th Annual Plenary in April 2015.
The LAP would welcome the referral of appropriate pro bono matters in which the LAP might join either as an advocate or a party. The contact information is as follows:
Gary D. Nissenbaum, Esq., Legal Director
c/o Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC
2400 Morris Avenue, Suite 301
Union, New Jersey 07083