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The LSNJLAWSM Hotline provides advice, information, and referrals to low-income people in civil legal matters. Apply online or call our Toll-Free Statewide Legal Hotline at 1-888-LSNJ-LAW.

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Providing

FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE

to low-income people in New Jersey

LSNJ coordinates the statewide Legal Services system, which provides free legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans for their civil legal problems. Through its work, LSNJ strives to secure substantive and procedural justice for those living in poverty.

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KEY LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS » More

02/23/21: Marijuana Legalization Laws Passed with Youth Protections Against Law Enforcement Abuses and Prosecution » Read More

01/19/21: State v. E.J.H. - In this published decision, the App Div panel held that where the defendant... » Read More

01/07/21: New Jersey Launches Electronic Filing System for Expungements - The New Jersey Courts recently... » Read More

LEGAL SERVICES NEWS AND EVENTS » More

02/11/21: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on 2020 Federal Income Tax Returns and the Growth of Human Trafficking » Read More

01/29/21: How to get your criminal record expunged in New Jersey (from the Philadelphia Inquirer) - Having... » Read More

01/04/21: Fear of mass evictions builds in Hudson County as months worth of unpaid rent continues to add up... » Read More

PUBLICATIONS » More



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    Poverty Benchmarks 2015:The Annual Overview of New Jersey's Progress Against Poverty

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    Income Inequality in New Jersey: The Growing Divide and its Consequences

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    What is Poverty? Measuring Deprivation in New Jersey

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    Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide

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    Termination of Parental Rights: A Handbook for Parents

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    Domestic Violence: A Guide to the Legal Rights of Domestic Violence Victims in New Jersey

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    Child Abuse and Neglect: A guide for parents involved in child abuse or neglect cases in New Jersey

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    Clearing Your Record: A Six-Step Guide to Expunging Criminal Records in New Jersey



WARNING! We have learned that the name Legal Aid or Legal Services has been used by scammers trying to convince people to wire money. The caller states that your child or grandchild is in jail and they need you to send money. This scam has been making the rounds for years and you should not fall for it. If you ever want to confirm whether someone from Legal Services has called you, call us directly to ask if someone tried to reach you. Here is a list of Legal Services offices and phone numbers.

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