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.

  • Poverty to Justice Summer 2022

    Poverty to Justice Summer 2022

  • 2022 Family Unification Day

    2022 Family Unification Day

  • 2022 Equal Justice Awards

    2022 Equal Justice Awards

  • Discrimination and Bias in New Jersey

    Discrimination and Bias in New Jersey

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The LSNJLAWSM Hotline provides advice, information, and referrals to low-income people in civil legal matters. Apply online or call our Toll-Free Statewide Legal Hotline at 1-888-LSNJ-LAW.

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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.


Client Stories


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


09/15/22: Legal Services of New Jersey Newsletter Focuses on Key Rights of Students and Parents in the New School Year » Read More

09/08/22: New Legal Services Study Spotlights What True Poverty Looks Like in an Uneven Playing Field » Read More

08/30/22: NJ got $270M to help homeowners prevent foreclosure, but it's paid out less than 1%. Why? (from NorthJersey.com) » Read More


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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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