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Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:30am-5:00pm


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



NNJLS Annual Report 2018 now available!

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Practice Area Spotlight

Clearing New Jersey Criminal Records.

Recognizing that criminal records can be a barrier to re-entry, gainful employment, and housing, NNJLS provides free legal representation to low-income residents of Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic Counties with the expungement (clearing) of their criminal records.  NNJLS also regularly presents “Know Your Rights” seminars to community groups regarding the expungement process in New Jersey.

Practice Area Spotlight

Supporting Survivors.

The NNJLS Domestic Violence Representation Project provides free legal assistance to survivors.  This includes legal representation for survivors seeking orders of protection as well as assistance with other legal issues related to the domestic violence, including housing, familial support, and public assistance and more.  Everyone has the right to be free of abuse and NNJLS works to provide help, hope, and healing to survivors of domestic violence.

NNJLS Spotlight

Mark W. Welsh, Esq.
NNJLS Staff Attorney
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NNJLS News - December 2019 edition available now!
December 9, 2019

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:

10,000 Individuals
who could not afford a private attorney
2,000 Senior Citizens
whose well being and ability to age-in-place
were jeopardized by a civil legal matter
Over 560 Survivors of Domestic Violence
and Sexual Assault
seeking protective orders, child custody
and other supports
1,500 Tenants
facing unlawful eviction
1,500 Consumers
confronted with consumer fraud, identity theft,
and bankruptcy
250 Veterans
struggling with access to housing,
health care, and benefits



"The first duty of society is justice."

-Alexander Hamilton