New Jersey

NEW JERSEY

For more self-help legal information and referral assistance for this state, visit http://www.lsnjlaw.org/

Click here for Military Legal Assistance Offices
Servicemembers and their families may access free legal assistance at these offices. See our Working with a Lawyer publication for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs
These programs provide free civil legal assistance, but your eligibility for services may be limited based on your income. These organizations may or may not have military-specific services. Contact these programs for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Lawyer Referral Programs
These programs will connect you to a lawyer who charges for legal services. Some attorneys with these programs, however, may offer discounted initial consultations or may charge reduced fees based on your income. Contact these programs for more information.

Click here for Military-Specific Programs
These are programs designed to assist members of the military with legal matters. See the specific details on the services provided.

Military Legal Assistance Offices:

(ARC) McGuire

514th AMW/JA
2226 Grissom Road
McGuire AFB, NJ 08641
Phone: 609-754-2778, 609-754-2778

McGuire AFB

87 ABW/JA
2901 Falcon Lane [Bldg 2901]
Wrightstown, NJ 08641
Phone: 609-754-2010, 650-2010
http://www.mcguire.af.mil/

Fort Dix

McGuire Air Force Base Legal Office / Tax Office
Bldg 2901
Wrightstown, NJ 8640
Phone: 609-754-4601, 609-754-4601
http://www.dix.army.mil/PAO/post03/post032103/SJA.htm

Fort Monmouth

Monmouth, NJ 7703
Phone: 732-532-4371

Fort Dix Joint Readiness Center

Army Support Activity (ASA) Dix Joint Readiness Center (JRC) Legal Section
5631 Baltimore Street
Fort Dix, NJ 08640
Phone: 609-562-6578

TRACEN Cape May Legal Office

USCG Training Center
01 Munro Ave
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609-898-6902
http://www.uscg.mil/mlclant/LDiv/LA%20MAIN.htm

NWS Earle

NLSO NC Branch Office Earle
201 Highway 34 South
Colts, NJ 07722
Phone: 732-866-2066, 449-2066
http://www.jag.navy.mil/html/NLSONCMainIntro.htm

Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs:

Central Jersey Legal Services (Mercer County Office)

198 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: 609-695-6249
Counties Served:
Mercer

Central Jersey Legal Services (New Brunswick)

317 George Street, 201
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-249-7600
Fax: 732-249-7966
Intake:
732-249-7600 x222
Counties Served:
Middlesex
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Education, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Torts, Dissolution, Custody, Adoption

Central Jersey Legal Services (Perth Amboy Office)

317 Georg Street, 308
Perth Amboy, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-249-7600
Fax: 732-249-7966
Intake:
732-249-7600
Counties Served:
Mercer, Middlesex, Union
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Housing, Wills, Torts, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, Adoption

Central Jersey Legal Services (Union County Office)

60 Prince Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Phone: 908-354-4340
Counties Served:
Union

Education, Law Center, Inc.

155 Washington Street, 205
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-624-1815
http://www.edlawcenter.org

Essex County Volunteer Lawyers For Justice (VLJ)

PO Box 32040, Fl 7
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-645-1951
Fax: 973-622-4341
http://www.volunteerlawyersnj.org

Counties Served:
Essex
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Housing, Terminating Parental Rights, Juvenile, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody

Essex-Newark Legal Services

5 Commerce Street, 2nd Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-624-4500
Fax: 973-624-8745
Intake:
973-624-4500
Counties Served:
Essex
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Housing, Wills, Terminating Parental Rights, Domestic Violence, Custody, CED

Legal Services Northwest Jersey, Hunterdon Division

82 Park Ave
Flemington, NJ 08822-1170
Phone: 908-782-7979
Fax: 908-782-9761
lsnwj-hunterdon@lsnj.org
Intake:
908-782-7979
Counties Served:
Hunterdon, Morris, Warren, Somerset, Sussex
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody

Legal Services Of New Jersey

100 Metroplex Drive, Ste 402
Edison, NJ 08818-1357
Phone: 732-572-9100
Fax: 732-572-0066
http://www.lsnj.org

legalhelp@lsnj.org
Intake:
888 576-5529
Counties Served:
Statewide
Type of Cases Accepted:
Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Civil Rights & Discrimination, Disability, Environmental, Family, Name Change, Prisoner issues & expungements, Tax, Unemployment, Veterans, Juvenile, Immigration, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED

Legal Services Of New Jersey (Farmworker Project)

71 East Commerce Street, 3rd Floor
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856-455-0017

Legal Services Of Northwest Jersey (Morris County Office)

30 Schuyler Place, 2nd Floor
Morristown, NJ 07963-0900
Phone: 973-285-6911
Counties Served:
Morris

Legal Services Of Northwest Jersey (Somerset County)

34 West Main Street, 301
Sommerville, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-231-0840
Counties Served:
Somerset

Legal Services Of Northwest Jersey (Sussex County)

34 W. Main Street, 301
Somerville, NJ 08876-2218
Phone: 908-231-0840
Fax: 908-231-6780
http://www.lsnj.org/lsnwj

lsnwj@lsnj.org
Counties Served:
Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Warren
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Education, - registration, not special ed. Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody

Legal Services Of Northwest Jersey (Warren County Office)

91 Front Street, PO Box 65
Belvidere, NJ 07823
Phone: 908-475-2010
Counties Served:
Warren

Mercer County Bar Association

1245 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd., Ste 420
Hamilton, NJ 08619-3894
Phone: 609-585-6200
Fax: 609-585-5537
http://www.mercerbar.com/

Counties Served:
Mercer
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Torts, Real Estate, Dissolution

Monmouth County Legal Aid Society, Inc.

PO Box 86
Asbury Park, NJ 07712-0086
Phone: 732-776-7733
Counties Served:
Monmouth
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, Adoption

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (Bergen County)

61 Kansas Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-487-2166
Counties Served:
Bergen

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (Hudson County)

574 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306-2377
Phone: 201-792-6363
Fax: 201-798-8780
Intake:
201-792-6363
Counties Served:
Hudson
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Terminating Parental Rights, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, AIDS/HIV

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (Passaic County Office)

152 Market Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: 973-523-2900
Counties Served:
Passaic

Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services (Lakewood Office)

681 River Avenue, Unit 2C
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Phone: 732-730-0996
Counties Served:
Ocean

Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services (Red Bank Office)

Riverview Professional Plaza, 65 Mechanic Street, 201
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: 732-747-9655
Counties Served:
Monmouth

Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services (Toms River Office)

The Law Center, 9 Robbins Street, 2A
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732-341-2727
Counties Served:
Ocean

Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services
(Freehold Office)

25 Broad Street, 13
Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-341-2727
Counties Served:
Monmouth

Passaic County Legal Aid Society Volunteer Lawyers Program

175 Market St, Fl 4
Paterson, NJ 07505-1719
Phone: 973-345-7171
Fax: 973-345-8739
Counties Served:
Passaic
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Terminating Parental Rights, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED, AIDS/HIV

Pro Bono Partnership

300 Lanidex Plaza, Ste 3203
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Phone: 973-240-6955
Fax: 973-240-6966
http://www.probonopartnership.org

information@probonopartner.org
Intake:
973-240-6955
Counties Served:
Statewide
Type of Cases Accepted:
Business transactional services for nonprofit charities, including (1) corporate structure and governance; (2) regulatory compliance (e.g., state and federal registration, annual reporting, charitable solicitation, fundraising, lobbying); (3) employment  CED

Rutgers/LEAP Project - Rutgers University School Of Law

217 North Fifth Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Phone: 856-225-6568
tsniad@camden.rutgers.edu

South Jersey Legal Services (Atlantic County Office)

26 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, PO Box 58
1st Floor
Atlantic City, NJ 08404
Phone: 609-348-4200
Counties Served:
Atlantic

South Jersey Legal Services (Burlington County Office)

107 High Street
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Phone: 609-261-1088
Counties Served:
Burlington

South Jersey Legal Services (Cape May County)

1261 Route 9 South, PO Box 785
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: 609-465-3001
Counties Served:
Cape May

South Jersey Legal Services (Cumberland & Salem Counties & Farmworker Division)

22 East Washington Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856-451-0003
Counties Served:
Cumberland, Salem

South Jersey Legal Services (Gloucester County Office)

47 Newton Avenue
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: 856-964-9400
Counties Served:
Gloucester

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. (Camden County Office)

745 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Phone: 856-964-2010
Fax: 856-964-0228
http://lsnj.org

sjls@lsnj.org
Intake:
800-496-4570
Counties Served:
Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Statewide migrant farmworker, Torts, Terminating Parental Rights, Real Estate, Juvenile, Immigration, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED, Adoption

Union County Legal Services Corporation

60 Prince St
Elizabeth, NJ 07208-3269
Phone: 908-354-4340
Fax: 908-354-4361
Counties Served:
Union
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Wills, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, AIDS/HIV

Warren County Legal Services, Inc.

91 Front St
Belvidere, NJ 07823-1437
Phone: 908-475-2010
Fax: 908-475-1719
Counties Served:
Warren
Type of Cases Accepted:
Consumer, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody

Lawyer Referral Programs:

Atlantic County Bar Association

1201 Bacharach Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401-4510
General Phone No: 609-345-3444
http://www.atcobar.org
Counties Served: Atlantic
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Healthcare, International, Trademark/Copyright, Veterans/Military

Bergen County Bar Association LRS

15 Bergen St.
General Phone No: 201-488-0044
Hackensack, NJ 07601-6935
http://www.bergenbar.org/

Counties Served:
Bergen
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law.

Burlington County Bar Association LRS

137 High Street, 3rd Floor
Mount Holly, NJ 08060-1401
General Phone No: 609-261-4862 & 609-261-4863
http://www.burlcobar.org
Counties Served: Burlington
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Healthcare

Camden County Bar Association LRS

1040 N. Kings Highway Suite 201
General Phone No: 856-482-0618
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
http://www.camdencountybar.org

Counties Served:
Camden
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: International

Cape May County Bar Association LRS

PO Box 425
Cape May, NJ 08210-0425
General Phone No: 609-463-0313
Counties Served:
Cape May
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Administration, Intellectual Property, International, Trademark/Copyright
Special Panels: Reduced Fee Panel

Cumberland County Bar Association LRS

PO Box 2374
General Phone No: 856-696-5550
Vineland, NJ 08362
http://www.cumbnjbarassoc.org/LRS.html

Counties Served:
Cumberland
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Healthcare, Immigration/Naturalization, International, Veterans/Military

Essex County Bar Association LRS

Historic Courthouse, 470 Dr. Martin L. King Blvd. B01
Newark, NJ 07102
General Phone No: 973-622-6204
Languages: Spanish
http://www.essexbar.com/LawyerReferralService.aspx
Counties Served: Essex
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Healthcare, Military Law, Pension, Veterans Issues

Gloucester County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service

PO Box 338
General Phone No: 856-848-4589
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Counties Served:
Gloucester
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Healthcare

Hunterdon County Bar Association LRS

PO Box 573
General Phone No: 908-236-6109
Annaudale, NJ 08801
http://www.huntcolaw.org/LRS/LRS.htm

Counties Served:
Hunterdon
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: International, Veterans/Military

Mercer County Bar Association

1245 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd. Suite 420
Hamilton, NJ 08619-3894
General Phone No: 609-585-6200
Languages: Amharic, Bengali, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slavic, Spanish, Yiddish, Vietnamese, Edo, Urdu, Afrikaans
http://www.mercerbar.com/LRS_public.htm
Counties Served: Mercer
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law. 

Middlesex County Bar Association LRS

87 Bayard St.
General Phone No: 732-828-0053
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2101
http://www.mcbalaw.com/lrs.htm

Counties Served:
Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, Union
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Healthcare, Veterans/Military, Mental Health Law
Special Panels:
Reduced Fee Panel

Monmouth Bar Association LRS

Court House
General Phone No: 732-431-5544
Freehold, NJ 07728
http://www.monmouthbarassociation.com

Counties Served:
Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law.

Morris County Bar Association LRS

245 South Street, Unit 1
Morristown, NJ 07960-7101
General Phone No: 973-267-5882
Languages: Spanish
http://www.morriscountybar.com/
Counties Served: Morris, Sussex
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Aviation, International, Veteran's/Military

Passaic County Bar Association LRS

Court House - Hamilton St.
General Phone No: 973-278-9223
Paterson, NJ 07505
http://www.passaicbar.org

Counties Served:
Passaic
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Healthcare, Juvenile, Personal Injury

Somerset County Bar Association LRS /Courthouse

PO Box 1095
General Phone No: 908-685-2323
Somerville, NJ 08876-1095
http://www.somersetbar.com

Counties Served:
Somerset
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Administration, Healthcare, International, Veterans/Military

Union County Lawyer Referral Service

2 Broad St. Floor 1
General Phone No: 908-353-4715
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
http://www.uclaw.com/

Counties Served:
Union
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Intellectual Property, International, Patent

Warren County Bar Association LRS

413 Second Street
General Phone No: 908-387-1835
Belvidere, NJ 07823
Counties Served:
Warren
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law.

Military-Specific Programs:

New Jersey State Bar Association

Military Legal Assistance Program
Rita Seborowski, Legal Affairs Associate
One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-937-7514
rseborowski@njsba.com

www.njsba.com

The Military Legal Assistance Program is a pro bono program established by the New Jersey State Bar Association in October of 2006, through its Military Law & Veteran’s Affairs Section, in conjunction with McCarter & English, LLP.

To be eligible for the program you must:

1. Be a New Jersey resident;
2. be a member of the reserve components of the armed forces;
3. called to active duty and deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan since September 11, 2001; and
4. legal matter for which assistance is requested must relate to service in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The Military Legal Assistance Program offers legal assistance to eligible military personnel in four areas:
  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Debtor-Creditor Law
  • Medical Evaluation Board cases

Military Assistance Project

Legal and Financial Services for Military Personnel
2005 Market Street, Suite 1930
One Commerce Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-557-3550
Fax: 215-557-3551
Website: http://www.militaryassistanceproject.org/
Types of Cases Accepted: Military personnel in need of legal help with bankruptcy matters may contact the Military Assistance Project (MAP). MAP’s pro bono services are designed to counsel, to aid, and when necessary, to represent military personnel in need of legal assistance pertaining to bankruptcy.

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