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11/07/19: Protections Urged for Tenants Who Withhold Rent over Lead Paint Issues (from NJSpotlight) - When tenants hold back rent to force landlords to clean up contamination they often are evicted — and blacklisted when they look for another place.

11/06/19: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on Help Paying Energy Bills and Whistleblower Protections

10/24/19: Legal Services of New Jersey President Stepping Down

10/10/19: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on what Can Be An Exasperating Situation: Being the Target of Revenge Porn

10/09/19: Interactive Map: Poverty in New Jersey in 2018 by County (from NJSpotlight) - The percentage of residents living in poverty dropped to 9.5% last year, the lowest in a decade, but still higher than before the Great Recession.

09/25/19: Comments from Legal Services of New Jersey for Media Coverage of Latest Poverty and Other Statistics Being Released by the Census for Publication Thursday, September 26

09/06/19: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on Forthcoming "Public Charge" or Wealth Test for Immigrant Status

07/03/19: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on School Enrollment Issues and Related Matters

06/24/19: PEPPER HAMILTON LLP: Pepper Hamilton Honored at Legal Services of New Jersey's Equal Justice Awards (from Legal Newsline) - Pepper Hamilton was awarded the Equal Justice Medal at Legal Services of New Jersey’s Equal Justice Awards, held on June 3. The firm’s Princeton office was recognized as a major contributor of pro bono legal assistance and honored for its work with Central Jersey Legal Services, which serves Mercer, Middlesex and Union counties.

06/20/19: Focusing First on Stabilizing Measures to Preserve Families before Children are Removed from Their Parents’ Custody

06/07/19: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on Landlord-Tenant Security Deposit Issues

05/31/19: Legal Services’ 2019 Major Awards Event Highlights Two Lawmakers and the Memories of Two New Jersey Legal Luminaries

05/29/19: It should be easier to expunge minor crimes and give people a second chance, attorney says (from The Star-Ledger) - For many years, New Jersey’s expungement law has been an important source of relief for those who have “paid their debt” to society, distanced themselves from past involvement in the criminal justice system and demonstrated their rehabilitation.

05/21/19: 2 Steps Forward, 1 Back — Lawmakers Forge Ahead with Trio of Pot Bills (from NJSpotlight) - Expanded access to medical cannabis; easier, more extensive expungements; ending arrests for low-level marijuana crimes: It’s all in a day’s work in Trenton.

05/21/19: Plan to penalize pot possession with $50 ticket advances, shakily (from New Jersey 101.5) - State lawmakers advanced plans Monday to make it easier for people to erase drug convictions from their criminal records, though a related proposal to essentially decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana stumbled over its first hurdle.

05/08/19: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on Recourses for Clients Against Unscrupulous Lawyers

05/01/19: Legal Services Gains Supreme Court Victory in Unemployment Comp Cases

04/29/19: NJ Department of Human Services Makes Helping Homeless Priority No. 1 (from NJ Spotlight) - Changes in programs bolster support for young adults, families with children, make help available over longer periods.

04/24/19: Legal Services of New Jersey Statement on DHS Initiatives to Address Homelessness

03/12/19: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on Meeting Health Insurance Mandate Laws

02/14/19: Divorce without an attorney — a step-by-step guide for NJ couples (from NJ 101.5) - Even couples in the worst shape sometimes put off divorce simply because it's too expensive.

02/12/19: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on 2018 Federal Income Tax Returns and Some of the New Changes

02/11/19: N.J. lawmakers press for rule changes on civil asset forfeiture (from WBGO) - New Jersey lawmakers are looking to overhaul how the state’s law enforcement agencies seize property they suspect is linked to crimes.

02/10/19: N.J. lawmakers press for rule changes on civil asset forfeiture (from WHYY) - New Jersey lawmakers are looking to overhaul how the state’s law enforcement agencies seize property they suspect is linked to crimes.

02/07/19: New Do-it-Yourself Guide to Divorce Now Available from Legal Services of New Jersey

01/07/19: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on Help Paying Energy Bills