Melville “De” Miller, Jr., President Emeritus of Legal Services of New Jersey, died March 1, 2021. Visit the In Memoriam page to learn more about De or make a donation to the Melville “De” Miller, Jr. Memorial Fund.

  • Poverty to Justice Fall 2021

    Poverty to Justice Winter 2022

  • New Housing Stability Initiative Provides Assistance for Low-Income Tenants and Landlords

    Statewide Program Helps Tenants and Low-Income Landlords Facing Evictions

  • Campaign for Justice 2021

    Campaign for Justice 2021

  • Melville De Miller Memorial Fund

    Melville “De” Miller Memorial Fund

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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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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.


Client Stories


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08/30/21: On August 30, 2021, the Court announced new procedures for obtaining a certification of expungement... » Read More


01/26/22: Webinar—Human Trafficking Awareness: The Impact of COVID-19 on Service Delivery » Read More

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11/05/21: REGISTER NOW - Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief: FEMA Assistance, FEMA Appeals, and Insurance Basics » Read More


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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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