Providing free civil legal help to low income residents of Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic Counties in New Jersey.

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services



One of our guiding principles at Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) is to acknowledge the many injustices of the world and to work tirelessly to
correct them. We at NNJLS have been deeply troubled by the persistent racial
inequality in our country, the maddening recent violence, and the explosive
tipping point we are currently witnessing.

To our friends in Black communities and communities of color, we see you and
we hear you. We believe the oppression and brutality you have endured must
no longer be tolerated. We want you to know that NNJLS stands as an ally,
family member, and friend that will continue its work of advocating for equal
justice for all.

As a diverse team of legal services attorneys and staff who have dedicated our careers to equal justice, we here at NN3LS have a unique vantage point from which to witness the injustices that have been condoned and even perpetrated by our justice system upon communities of color. We are also keenly aware of how a long history of structural racism has led to inequalities that continue to burden these communities in ways that are increasingly impossible to ignore. Communities of color face the highest rates of unemployment and financial instability. We know that they are subject to environmental injustices and are most likely to be victimized by crime. Tragically, they are the ones who have suffered the most during the COVID-19 crisis with what are by far the highest rates of infection and death.

We hope that you will join NNJLS in solidarity with Black communities and communities Of color. As recent events have made crystal clear, we have a long way to go before achieving true justice for all, requiring us all to redouble our commitment to fighting racism and injustice. Nonetheless, we are steadfast in our commitment to this cause and will continue to listen, learn, and advocate so that together we can achieve a more just and equitable world.
Please stay safe.


Learn about the COVID-19 impact on the courts, access to government assistance, and more.

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), the statewide provider of civil legal assistance for low-income residents of New Jersey, has an A-Z resource and information webpage dedicated to COVID-19 related legal issues.  Whether you’re looking for information on court closings, eviction protections for renters, or unemployment assistance, the LSNJLAW Coronavirus webpage has that information and more.  For Spanish-language readers, the webpage is available en español.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fraud Schemes

Fraudsters frequently target vulnerable individuals during difficult times. Sadly, it comes as no surprise that scammers have already devised numerous methods for defrauding people in connection with the coronavirus (COVID-19). Scammers are setting up websites, contacting people by phone and email, and posting disinformation on social media platforms.  The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has provided a list of common coronavirus-related scams as well as ways you can protect yourself from fraud.  Click below to learn more.



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NNJLS News - June 2020 

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Read the latest news from NNJLS.


You completely exceeded any expectations that I could have imagined as an outcome of the eviction process! Because of all your hard work and efforts on my behalf, I can see a path moving forward."

Shawna, NNJLS Client

I can now sleep a little bit easier. You are outstanding and I hope that you can help other families like you have mine."

Christopher, NNJLS Client

Thank you with all my heart for helping me in my time of complete desolation and hopelessness. It is the work you do and the compassion you do it with that makes the world a better place. I am thankful for so many things—especially the guidance and help you gave me."

Peter, NNJLS Client


Every year, NNJLS provides direct legal representation, advice, and counsel to more than


Every year, NNJLS provides direct legal representation, advice, and counsel to more than


"The first duty of society is justice."

Alexander Hamilton

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Stand up for what is right, even if you stand alone."

Suzy Kassem

"If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us."

Francis Bacon

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Bergen County
190 Moore St., Suite 100
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 487-2166

Hudson County
574 Summit Ave., 2nd Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 792-6363

Passaic County

152 Market St., 6th Floor
Paterson, NJ 07505
(973) 523-2900