Northeast New Jersey Legal Servies: Dedicated to Equal Justice for all

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services: Dedicated for Equal Justice for All

Senior Citizen Law Project:

The Senior Law Project of Northeast New Jersey Legal Services provides free legal advice, assistance and representation in a variety of civil law cases for seniors residing in Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties.

What types of service do we provide?

We specialize in Housing, Family, Public Benefits, Consumer and Health Law matters by providing a broad array of legal services, including advice, representation, advocacy, community education and information and referral.


You may be eligible for free legal assistance if you live in Bergen, Hudson Or Passaic Counties and are 60 years or older. There are regulations and priorities which may limit the types of cases that NNJLS accepts.

If you are not eligible for our services, then our staff will try to make an appropriate referral.

In what areas of the Law do we provide Services?


Advice and representation in matters involving landlord/tenant. foreclosure, rental assistance programs, public housing, community economic development and other housing matters.


Advice and representation in matters involving domestic violence, child support, child custody, divorce and other family law matters.

Public Benefits:

Advice and representation in matters involving eligibility for public benefits, such as Social Security Retirement and Disability, SSI, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Food Stamps, General Assistance and other benefits.


Advice and representation in matters involving debt collection, unfair and deceptive practices, credit and bankruptcy.


Advice and representation in matters involving Medicaid, Medicare, NJ Family Care, Prescription Assistance, private insurance and access to health insurance.

We accept cases in the following areas:

*Reduction or termination of government benefits including SSI, Social Security, Food Stamps, Medicare, Medicaid and PADD.

*Landlord/Tenant Problems, Evictions, Utility Shut-offs

*Domestic Violence

*Planning/Protecting Autonomy: Living Wills, Power of

*Consumer issues

*Fraud and exploitation of seniors

*Debt Collection



We are also available to speak to community groups/Call us!

Who are we?

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services is a non-profit corporation supported with public and private funds.

We provide free legal services to low-income residents of Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic Counties in a variety of civil legal matters, including public benefits, housing, family, consumer, health, employment, education and community economic development.

Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services. We seek to assure that access to the civil justice system is not denied to individuals within our service area simply because they cannot afford a private attorney.

Do you have a Legal Problem?

If so, please contact your local county office at:

Northeast New Jersey legal Services
Senior Citizen Law Project
Bergen County Division
190 Moore Street, Suite 100
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Telephone: (201) 487-2166
Fax: (201) 487-3513

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services
Senior Citizen Law Project
Hudson County Division
574 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Telephone: (201) 792-6363
Fax: (201) 798-8780

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services
Senior Citizen Law Project
Passaic County Division
152 Market Street, 6th Floor
Paterson, NJ 07505
Telephone: (973) 523-2900
Fax: (973) 523-9002

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services will make special arrangements to meet with you if you are homebound or disabled.

This information is taken directly from the pamphlet provided by Northeast New Jersey Legal Services.

Disclaimer: I have not used the service so I have no opinion, either yes or no to the service but if you need any additional information, please call their above phone number for more information.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Northeast New Jersey Legal Servies: Dedicated to Equal Justice for all

  1. jwatrel says:

    Call the department for more details on their services.

    Liked by 1 person

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