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NJ Legal Services: Home

Resources for obtaining legal services

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."


Hotline Phone: 1-888-579-5529

Essex - Newark Legal Services

Address:  5 Commerce Street, 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102 (Map)

Phone:  973-624-4500


Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Essex County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service

Provides callers with the name and telephone number of an attorney. Consultation with that attorney is $25.00 for the first ½ hour.

Phone:  973-622-6204


Legal Services Directories

ABA Consumers' Guide to Legal Help Pro Bono (Link)

ABA Consumers' Guide to Legal Help for Special Populations (Link

  • Older Americans
  • Domestic Violence
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • Breast Cancer Victims
  • Military Personnel
  • Children

NJ Judiciary Essex County Legal Service Referrals (Link)

NJ Legal Clinics

Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice (Link)
  • Civil Litigation and Practice Clinic
  • Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Equal Justice Clinic
  • Family Law Clinic
  • Health Justice Clinic
  • Immigrants' Rights/International Human Rights Clinic
  • Impact Litigation Clinic
Rutgers School of Law Newark Clinical Program(Link)
  • Child Advocacy Clinic
  • Child and Family Advocacy Clinic
  • Children's Justice Clinic
  • Civil Justice Clinic
  • Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic
  • Constitutional Rights Clinic
  • Criminal and Youth Justice Clinic
  • Domestic Violence Clinic
  • Educational and Health Law Clinic
  • Entrepreneurship Clinic
  • Federal Tax Law Clinic
  • Immigrant Rights Clinic
  • Intellectual Property Law Clinic
  • International Human Rights Clinic

Essex County Legal Aid Association

Cannot provide legal advice by phone or online, only in person. 


Address:  Newark Hall of Records, 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Room 118, Newark, NJ 07102.

Hours: M-Th 9:30am-1:00pm  

The Rachel Coalition

Domestic Violence Legal Services


Address:  256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 105 Florham Park, NJ 07932

Phone (General Information): 973-765-9050 

Phone (24-Hour Crisis Line – Confidential):  973-740-1233

Partners for Women and Justice

No Walk-ins; phone consultations only


Legal Assistance Programs (Link)

Phone:  (973) 233-0111  

Volunteer Lawyers for Justice


Information about legal services: 

Phone:  973-645-1955

Rutgers Law Associates Fellowship Program

Website: (link)
Email: or
Phone: 973-353-2564 (Newark) or 856-225-6088 (Camden)
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Criminal Defense
  • Divorce, Custody, and other matters
  • Immigration/Visa Issues
  • Mental Health-Related Legal Matters
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Veteran's Issues
  • Social Security Benefit Appeals
  • Special Education Litigation