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Where can I get legal help?

Last Updated: 09/24/2021

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.

If you are at risk of eviction or concerned about paying rent, visit covid19.nj.gov/renter to learn about eviction protections and rental assistance in New Jersey.

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