Northeast New Jersey Legal Services provides free civil legal help to people living in poverty in Bergen, Hudson and Passaic counties. No one should be denied a meaningful opportunity to have their day in court because they cannot afford a lawyer.
Our clients need advocates on their corner. Whether you're a highly experienced attorney or newly licensed, a law student or simply interested in helping, we need your help to promote access to justice.
APPLY FOR SERVICES
Northeast New Jersey Legal Services provides free civil legal services to people living in poverty in Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic Counties. All clients must be registered by telephone and screened for eligibility through our Intake Unit at 201-792-6363 or NNJLS@lsnj.org.
Our staff speaks in English and Spanish.
The generosity of our community helps us continue our work. You can support Northeast New Jersey Legal Services with a tax-deductible contribution, and help us break the cycle of poverty for the clients we serve.
who could not afford a private attorney
tenants facing unlawful eviction
senior citizens whose well being and ability to age-in-place were jeopardized by a civil legal matter
veterans struggling with access to housing, healthcare and benefits
survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault are seeking protective orders, child custody and other supports
consumers confronted with fraud, identity theft and bankruptcy
NOTICE TO TENANTS REGARDING MANDATORY SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES
New Jersey Courts have begun to schedule settlement conferences in eviction cases for nonpayment of rent. Be aware that if you get one of these notices you must appear for the conference, which will be conducted virtually.