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Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

NNJLS is a non-profit corporation that provides free, civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties. We provide a broad array of legal services, including representation, advice, advocacy, community education, information and referrals in the areas of housing, family, public benefits, employment, consumer, individual rights, education, predatory lending, health law and community economic development. We also have special programs for providing services to seniors and victims of domestic violence. Members of the private bar provide free legal assistance to NNJLS' eligible clients in a variety of civil matters, including consumer, bankruptcy, family, housing, elder law, education law, public benefits and more. This assistance ranges from brief advice, to full representation in civil matters, depending on the attorneys' interests, skills and availability.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Bergen, Hudson, Passaic
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning, Nonprofit Organizations, Prisoners, Public Benefits, Veterans, Domestic Violence, Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Children, Communities of Color, Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, General Public, Immigrants, Juveniles, Low Income, Military/Veterans, Nonprofits, Persons with Disabilities, Prisoners/Criminal Defendants, State Residents, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Approved for waiver of court filing fees.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Legal Research, Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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