Northeast New Jersey Legal Services-Senior Law Project

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services-Senior Law Project

What types of Services 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 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 PAAD

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

*Domestic Violence

*Planning/Protection Autonomy: Living Wills, Power of Attorney

*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.

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

Do you have a legal problem?

If so, please contact your local county office at:


Bergen County Division

190 Moore Street, Suite 100

Hackensack, NJ  07601

Telephone: (201) 487-2166

Fax: (201) 487-3513


Hudson County Division

574 Summit Avenue

Jersey City, NJ  07306

Telephone: (201) 792-6363

Fax: (201) 798-8780


Passaic County Division

152 Market Street, 6th floor

Paterson, NJ  07505

Telephone: (973) 523-2900

Fax: (973) 523-9002

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services is an equal opportunity affirmative action agency and provides services without regard to race, color, gender, age, disability, religion, national origin or sexual orientation.

Funding for the Senior Law Project is provided by the Department of Human Services in Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Northeast New Jersey Legal Services pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call or email them for more information about the service. They have visited my Support Group in Ridgewood, NJ many times and they are very helpful.



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 Services-Senior Law Project

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call or email the above numbers for more information.

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