Melville “De” Miller, Jr., President Emeritus of Legal Services of New Jersey, died March 1, 2021. Learn more about his important legacy on the In Memoriam page or make a donation to the Melville “De” Miller, Jr. Memorial Fund in his memory.

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    Melville “De” Miller, In Memoriam

  • Melville De Miller Memorial Fund

    Melville “De” Miller Memorial Fund

  • Poverty to Justice Winter 2021

    LSNJ Poverty to Justice newsletter, Winter 2021

  • Say Their Names

    Say Their Names: Statement Concerning Violence Against People of Color

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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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05/13/21: New Law Helps Remove Barriers to Occupational and Professional Licensing for Those With Conviction Records » Read 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

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05/06/21: Legal Services of New Jersey Newsletter Focuses on Tenants’ Rights Against Illegal Eviction Circumstances » Read More

03/11/21: Despite COVID eviction freeze, NJ renters still being locked out by landlords (from northjersey.com) » Read More

03/08/21: Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on Special Assistance Programs for New Jerseyans During the COVID Pandemic » Read 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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