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 Fall 2021

  • True Poverty

    True Poverty: What It Takes to Avoid Poverty and Deprivation in the Garden State

  • If Not Now, then When?

    If Not Now, then When?

  • 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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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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10/12/21: Important ABA Opinion on Language Access in the Lawyer Client Relationship » Read More

09/30/21: New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency v. J.R.-R. - In April 2017, DCPP filed... » Read More

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

LEGAL SERVICES NEWS AND EVENTS » More

10/08/21: Legal Services to Hold Memorial Service Honoring Its Past President, Melville D. Miller, Jr. » Read More

09/28/21: N.J.’s top court strengthens consent standard in sex assault cases (from New Jersey Monitor) - For... » Read More

09/16/21: Essex Newark Legal Services' Jose Ortiz to receive the New Jersey Legal Awards 2021 Unsung Hero... » Read More

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

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    True Poverty 2021

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    Civil Legal Protections in New Jersey for Survivors of Sexual Violence

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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



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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