Community Resource

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

(201) 792-6363
Jersey City

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Our Services:


Public Benefits


Domestic Violence

Consumer Rights




Federal Taxes (IRS)



Elder Justice

Disaster Assistance


NNJLS focuses on four core areas of civil law – housing, consumer, family, and public benefits. These are the areas in which our clients are most likely to develop legal problems which they cannot address themselves without the help of an attorney.

With experienced attorneys on staff, NNJLS works to ensure that clients do not lose their housing due to eviction or foreclosure; that they are not harassed by debt collectors or victimized by unfair business practices; that they and their families have fair custody and support arrangements in the event of separation or divorce; and that they can receive the public benefits and other forms of income support they need to maintain their independence and meet their daily needs.

NNJLS also has specialized programs in place to address the legal needs of veterans; seniors; survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault; students; immigrants; persons living with HIV or AIDS; formerly incarcerated individuals facing legal barriers to re-entry; persons experiencing homelessness; and residents experiencing poverty who have federal income tax issues (IRS).

Eligibility Prospective clients must meet eligibility requirements, including: income, assets, and legal issue (this is not an exhaustive list).
Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Legal / Advocacy
Health Services
Crisis / Safety
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Treatment Services
In-Community Services
Payment Options
  • Free
Language Spoken
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Creole
  • French
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

Last Updated: 11/16/21