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Where can I get legal help?

Last Updated: 07/09/2021

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) coordinates the statewide Legal Services system, which provides free legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans for their civil legal problems.

For free legal assistance, visit their site or contact their hotline online at www.LSNJLawHotline.org and over the phone at 1-888-LSNJ-LAW (1-888-576-5529).

In addition, you can contact the LSNJ office in your county. To find your local legal services office, refer to LSNJ's county directory..

For more local resources on a range of issues including public benefits, domestic violence, bankruptcy, debt, and immigration, visit 211.

NOTE: Under an Executive Order issued by Governor Murphy, your landlord cannot remove you from your home as a result of an eviction or foreclosure proceeding during this emergency.

If you are at risk of eviction or are concerned about paying rent, use this online eviction moratorium information and question tool to see your rights and what assistance programs are available.

In addition, those facing eviction or foreclosure can contact a State housing counselor or reach out to a legal services organization in your community.

Source: US District Court, District of NJ; NJ 211; Executive Order No. 106; https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200328c.shtml; https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/publications/pdf_lti/t_i_r.pdf