In this section you will find direct contact information for legal assistance and county-by-county assistance.
New Jersey has six Legal Services programs: 5 regional programs, which provide direct services to clients in all 21 counties through 23 local offices, and Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), the statewide coordinating office. LSNJ provides advice, information, and referrals to low-income people in civil legal matters.
See County-specific information below!
Access legal information at LSNJLAW.org.
Visite LSNJLAW en Espanol at www.LSNJLAW.org/sp/
Legal Services of New Jersey Hotline: 1.888.576.5529 (1.888.LSNJ.LAW)
Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) offers comprehensive legal representation for civil legal problems to low-income residents who cannot afford a private attorney. To qualify, income and assets must fall within NNJLS' eligibility guidelines.
Bergen County Office
190 Moore Street, Suite 100, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Hudson County Office
574 Summit Avenue, 2nd Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Passaic County Office
152 Market Street, 6th Floor, Paterson, NJ 07505
Legal Services of Northwest Jersey (LSNWJ) provides multiple services for sexual assault victims and their families in Northwest Jersey. To qualify, income and assets must fall within LSNWJ's eligibility guidelines.
Morris Family Justice Project: provides services to victims of domestic violence. An LSNWJ attorney and paralegal provide comprehensive legal assistance to clients of the Morris Family Justice Center, operated by JBWS.
LIBRE (Legal Intervention Brings Recovery and Empowerment) Project: LIBRE provides services to assist victims and survivors of domestic abuse. LSNWJ provides legal assistance in matters affecting the client's essential needs, while the domestic abuse service agencies provide case management, counseling, safe shelter, and support groups.
Hunterdon County Office
82 Park Avenue, Flemington, NJ 08822
Tel: 908.782.7979 Fax: 908.782.9761
Morris County Office
30 Schuyler Place, 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963
Tel: 973.285.6911 Fax: 973.605.8991
Somerset County Office
90 East Main Street, 3rd Floor, Somerville, NJ 08876
Tel: 908.231.0840 Fax: 908.231.6780
Sussex County Office
18 Church Street, Suite 120, Newton, NJ 07860
Tel: 973.383.7400 Fax: 973.383.3469
Warren County Office
91 Front Street, Belvidere, NJ 07823-1437
Tel: 908.475.2010 Fax: 908.475.1719
Essex-Newark Legal Services (ENLS) is a private non-profit organization that provides free legal assistance in civil matters to very low income residents of Essex County, New Jersey. ENLS may be able help with your civil (non-criminal) legal problem if your income and assets fall within ENLS eligibility guidelines. ENLS's staff includes French Creole, Portuguese and Spanish language speakers
Domestic Violence Representation Project: provides legal advice and representation for survivors of domestic violence who seek restraining orders to protect themselves and their families from further abuse. We also help undocumented individuals who are victims of domestic violence or human trafficking and who are eligible for "U" or "T" visas.
Essex County Office
5 Commerce Street, 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
Central Jersey Legal Services (CJLS) is a nonprofit law firm. We offer free legal help in civil (non-criminal) cases for low-income residents of Mercer, Middlesex and Union Counties, depending on household income and type of legal problem. CJLS has limited resources, and we are not able to provide help to everyone who is eligible. We have guidelines which give some cases higher priority than others.
Visite CJLS en Espanol at www.lsnj.org/cjls/espanol
198 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
Tel: 609.695.6249 Fax: 609.3927952
New Brunswick Office
317 George Street, Suite 201, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Tel: 732.249.7600 Fax: 732.249.7966
Perth Amboy Office
313 State Street, Suite 308, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Tel: 732.324.1613 Fax: 732.324.6253
60 Prince Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Tel: 908.354.4340 Fax: 908.354.4361
South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. (SJLS) is a non-profit organization created to provide quality legal representation and advocacy to low-income individuals in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean and Salem Counties.
Atlantic County Office
1300 Atlantic Avenue, Mezzanine Floor, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Tel: 609.348.4200 Fax: 609.345.6919
Burlington County Office
107 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Tel: 609.261.1088 Fax: 609.267.7812
Camden County Office
745 Market Street, Camden, NJ 08102
Tel: 856.964.2010 Fax: 856.338.9227
Cape May County Office
1261 Route 9 South, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Tel: 609.465.3001 Fax: 609.465.9018
Cumberland/Salem County Office
415 W. Landis Avenue-2nd Floor, Vineland, NJ 08360
Tel: 856.691.0494 Fax: 856.691.5072
Gloucester County Office
47 Newton Avenue, Woodbury, NJ 08096
Tel: 856.848.5360 Fax: 856.853.4259
Monmouth County Office
303 West Main Street, Third Floor, Freehold, NJ 07728
Tel: 732.414.6750 Fax: 732.414.6757
Ocean County Office
215 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753
Tel: 732.608.7794 Fax: 732.608.9636
The Coalition Against Rape and Abuse (C.A.R.A.) Law Project provides FREE legal counseling and FREE legal representation to survivors of Domestic Violence that are seeking a Temporary and/or Final Restraining Order. The Law Project was created in 1998 and was made possible through the IOLTA Fund and the State Department of Human Services. ALL Law Project services are open to male and female domestic violence survivors and are free regardless of available income.
Ms. Laughlin has worked with sexual assault victims for over a decade, fighting for justice and empowering her clients. Laura is a level-headed, yet fierce advocate who vigorously fights for justice for her clients. She takes pride not just in her legal abilities, but also in helping her clients through the process of transitioning from feeling like a victim to becoming a survivor.
Provides free legal representation or advice and counsel to low-income victims of domestic abuse in final restraining order hearings and related family law matters in Middlesex County.
This program extends services to people who cannot afford to pay attorneys fees at rates which would ordinarily be charged AND who do not qualify for free legal assistance from the Middlesex County Legal Services.
Ph: 732.828.3433 ext. 100
Legal assistance and representation is provided by law students acting under the supervision of a licensed attorney. The Clinic accepts a limited number of cases during the academic year (mid-August to April).
Helpline email: firstname.lastname@example.org