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Last Updated: 05/07/2020

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).

For additional 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 through this online directory or reach out to a legal services organization in your community.

See below for a directory of legal services organizations in your county:

Atlantic County

South Jersey Legal Services
(609) 348-4200
SJLSAtlantic@lsnj.org

Bergen County

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services
(201) 487-2166
NNJLS@lsnj.org

Burlington County

South Jersey Legal Services
(609) 261-1088
SJLSBurlington@lsnj.org

Camden County

South Jersey Legal Services
1(800) 496-4570 • (856) 964-2010
SJLSCamden@lsnj.org

Cape May County

South Jersey Legal Services
(609) 465-3001
SJLSCapeMay@lsnj.org

Cumberland & Salem

South Jersey Legal Services
(856) 691-0494 • 1(800) 510-2492
SJLSCumberland@lsnj.org

Essex County

Essex-Newark Legal Services
(973) 624-4500
enls@lsnj.org

Gloucester County

South Jersey Legal Services
(856) 848-5360
SJLSGloucester@lsnj.org

Hudson County

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services
(201) 792-6363
NNJLS@lsnj.org

Hunterdon County

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey
(908) 782-7979
lsnwj-hunterdon@lsnj.org

Mercer County

Central Jersey Legal Services
(609) 695-6249
cjls@lsnj.org

Middlesex County

Central Jersey Legal Services
(732) 249-7600
cjls@lsnj.org

Monmouth County

South Jersey Legal Services
(732) 414-6750
SJLSMonmouth@lsnj.org

Morris County

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey
(973) 285-6911
lsnwj-morris@lsnj.org

Ocean County

South Jersey Legal Services
(732) 608-7794
SJLSOcean@lsnj.org

Passaic County

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services
(973) 523-2900
NNJLS@lsnj.org

Salem County

South Jersey Legal Services
(856) 691-0494
SJLSCumberland@lsnj.org

Somerset County

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey
(908) 231-0840
lsnwj-somerset@lsnj.org

Sussex County

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey
(973) 383-7400
lsnwj-sussex@lsnj.org

Union County

Central Jersey Legal Services
(908) 354-4340
cjls@lsnj.org

Warren County

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey
(908) 475-2010
snwj-warren@lsnj.org

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