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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.

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    2022 Equal Justice Awards

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    Poverty to Justice Spring 2022

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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.

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05/18/22: Municipal Court Bench Warrants – New Statewide Policy for Immediate Release of Certain Individuals » Read More

05/11/22: Limits for Special Civil dockets increased to $20,000 and for the Small Claims dockets to $5,000 (from NJ Courts) » Read More

03/08/22: Moynihan v. Lynch - The NJ Supreme Court reviewed the portion of the 2010 amendment to the Statute of... » Read More

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06/28/22: Remembering the Stonewall Uprising » Read More

06/23/22: Family Unification Day at the New Jersey Law Center – This event is part of the annual nationwide American Bar... » Read More

06/17/22: Juneteenth 2022—In Solidarity » 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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