COMMUNITY LEGAL EDUCATION
Northeast New Jersey Legal Services provides a wide variety of community legal education activities including self-representation pro se clinics, know your rights presentations and outreach visits to community groups. Click the boxes below to learn more.
PRO SE LEGAL CLINICS
NNJLS conducts Pro Se Legal Clinics to provide information and guidance to eligible residents so that they can represent themselves in certain civil legal matters. Topics covered include simple divorce, records expungement, landlord-tenant security deposits, and more. Clinics are facilitated by NNJLS staff and volunteer attorneys.
Space at our Clinics is limited and pre-registration is required. Most clinics are conducted in English and Spanish, but please be sure to tell us when registering if you require a Spanish language interpreter. Please note that clinic locations vary. Some take place at NNJLS offices, and others are at our community partners’ sites. Regardless of clinic location, to register, please call (201) 792-6363 or email us at NNJLS@lsnj.org.
To see upcoming clinics, view our calendar.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS PRESENTATIONS
We provide the community with important information on a wide variety of legal topics through Know Your Rights presentations. NNJLS attorneys conduct presentations for the staff and clients of interested local service organizations as well as the general public. Community organizations and service providers who would like to educate staff, patrons, or clients regarding a variety of legal topics should contact NNJLS at (201) 792-6363 or NNJLS@lsnj.org to arrange a Know Your Rights presentation. Please note: the below form is not for requesting individual legal assistance; for legal help, please use our contact form by clicking here.
Please complete the below form to request a Know Your Rights presentation for your
organization or community group.
Virtual "Know Your Rights" Seminars (Webinars)
Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) offers free virtual "Know Your Rights" seminars (webinars) for community groups and organizations. NNJLS has the ability to present seminars in select languages.
If you're interested in having NNJLS present to your group or organization, please contact us at (201) 792-6363
Examples of Previous Virtual "Know Your Rights" Seminars
NNJLS Staff are available to talk to your community group about the many services we provide. We can also attend an event you have planned. To arrange a visit or get NNJLS involved at your event, please contact us at (201) 792-6363 or by email at NNJLS@lsnj.org.
Legal Services of New Jersey
Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) is a statewide support organization providing a variety of services and publications. Visit the LSNJ website for more information.
Legal Services Program Directory
If you or someone you know has a legal problem and lives outside of Bergen, Hudson, or Passaic Counties, click here to find the legal services office near you.
Community Food Bank of New Jersey
If you or someone you know in New Jersey faces hunger or food insecurity, please visit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey's locator map to find a food pantry near you: Find Food.
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
New Jersey’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) deliver high quality health care to all people regardless of their ability to pay. You don’t need health insurance to receive care at a health center. They serve the uninsured as well as patients with Medicaid, NJ FamilyCare, Medicare and private insurance. Locate a health center nearest you: Find a FQHC.