In this issue of our Newsletter, our Pro Bono spotlight is on the law firm of Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C., based in Florham Park, New Jersey, and its work with the ABA’s Military Pro Bono Project. Since 2012, Bressler lawyers have volunteered their time to represent military personnel and their families and spent more than 300 pro bono hours on that mission.
The Project accepts case referrals from military attorneys on behalf of junior-enlisted, active-duty military personnel and their families with civil legal problems, and it places these cases with pro bono attorneys where the legal assistance is needed. The types of matters handled by pro bono attorneys through the Project range from matrimonial disputes and child custody issues to complex civil matters. The firm’s volunteer lawyers handle a wide variety of these matters, providing services ranging from counseling advice to representation in litigated matters. CBL Committee member Ronald J. Campione has led the coordination of assignments from the Project to the Bressler firm at its four offices (New Jersey, New York, Florida, and Alabama), and regularly assists active duty military personnel with civil legal issues. Several of the cases assigned to Bressler that required litigation resulted in favorable results for the service members. Mr. Campione and two other Bressler attorneys, Angela Scafuri and Polina Dostalik, received the Project’s Outstanding Services Award in 2014 for their work on one such matter. This year, Bressler continues its assistance to military personnel through assignments from the Project.