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OUR SERVICES

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.

GET INVOLVED

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.

DONATE

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.

10,000

individuals

who could not afford a private attorney

1,500

tenants facing unlawful eviction

 

2,000

senior citizens whose well being and ability to age-in-place were jeopardized by a civil legal matter

250

veterans struggling with access to housing, healthcare and benefits

Over 560

survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault are seeking protective orders, child custody and other supports

1,500

consumers confronted with fraud, identity theft and bankruptcy

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COVID-19

RENTAL AND HOUSING INFORMATION

We've collected important COVID-19 related information for tenants and homeowners. Click here to learn more.

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COMMUNITY

RESOURCES 

We couldn't do the work we do without the support from partners. Learn more about resources in the community.

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IMPORTANT 
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.

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EMERGENCY

BROADBAND
BENEFIT

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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JOIN US IN
OBSERVING JUNETEENTH

As Juneteenth becomes more recognized nationwide, we must not forget how far we have come; but also how much further we need to go. 

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LSNJLAW

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

The statewide provider of civil legal assistance has an A-Z information webpage for COVID-19 related legal issues.

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