Legal Services in the News


12/08/22: Legal Services 55th Anniversary Commemoration – Please join us as we commemorate 55 years advancing justice in New Jersey. Thursday, December 8, 5:30 cocktail reception; 7:00 dinner and program. Learn more and register at

11/07/22: Legal Services of New Jersey Newsletter Focuses on Marketplace Health Policies and the New Property Tax Benefit

10/10/22: Expungement of marijuana convictions slowed by bottlenecks (from NJ Spotlight News) - When Gov. Phil Murphy signed the law empowering New Jersey courts to automatically expunge more than 360,000 criminal convictions involving small amounts of marijuana, social justice advocates considered it a good beginning. But they’re concerned that expungement is not happening as quickly as they had envisioned because of logistical bottlenecks.

10/04/22: Legal Services of New Jersey Newsletter Focuses on Domestic Violence and Related Issues

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

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

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

06/28/22: Remembering the Stonewall Uprising

06/23/22: Family Unification Day at the New Jersey Law Center – This event is part of the annual nationwide American Bar Association Family Reunification effort and will be held at the New Jersey Law Center on Thursday, June 23 at 2:30 p.m. Learn more and register.

06/17/22: Juneteenth 2022—In Solidarity

06/15/22: Discrimination and Bias in New Jersey Webinar - Join LSNJ as we go beyond the data to examine trends and factors affecting the recent uptick in reported bias incidents and the corresponding impact on specific communities. Learn more and register.

06/07/22: We would like to thank our generous sponsors and congratulate the awardees at this year’s LSNJ Equal Justice Awards Reception. More information about the event can be found at

05/04/22: Legal Services of New Jersey Newsletter Focuses on Changes Helping Special Education Students Impacted by COVID-19

04/25/22: Legal Services of New Jersey Newsletter Focuses on Changes Easing the Transition of Ex Offenders

04/20/22: Legal sales begin, but marijuana convictions linger (from NJ Spotlight News) - The legal and open sale of recreational cannabis is about to begin in New Jersey, but there are still an unknown number of people unable to get their criminal records cleared of old charges.

04/01/22: Legal Services of New Jersey Newsletter Focuses on Emergency Assistance for the Homeless

03/09/22: Legal Services of New Jersey Newsletter Focuses on Laws Helping People Overcome Past Criminal Records

02/09/22: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on 2021 Federal Income Tax Returns and Help for Human Trafficking Victims

02/01/22: Black History Month 2022—United We Stand

01/26/22: Webinar—Human Trafficking Awareness: The Impact of COVID-19 on Service Delivery

01/19/22: Statewide Program Helps Low-Income Landlords and Tenants Prevent Eviction