X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Melville Miller, a founder of Legal Services of New Jersey and its longtime president, died Monday at age 76.

Miller helped to start Legal Services of New Jersey, kept it running amid ever-present fiscal pressures, and was an advocate for New Jersey residents living in poverty.

Miller, who was known to friends as De, became director of a regional affiliate, Middlesex County Legal Services, in 1972, then became the first president and executive director of Legal Services of New Jersey in 1975. He continued in that capacity until the summer of 2020, when he assumed the role of president emeritus and Dawn Miller became the group’s president. He remained active in Legal Services business even after he retired.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Benefits of a Digital Membership:

  • Free access to 1 article* every 30 days
  • Access to the entire ALM network of websites
  • Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters
  • Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing
  • Search by a wide range of topics

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Charles Toutant

Charles Toutant is a litigation writer for the New Jersey Law Journal.

More from this author

 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.