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.
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
*Planning/Protection Autonomy: Living Wills, Power of Attorney
*Fraud and exploitation of seniors
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.