Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) provides free legal representation to eligible low-income, disabled, and senior residents of Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties. Every year thousands of local residents who have legal problems and cannot afford an attorney come to NNJLS for help with housing, consumer, family, public benefits, and immigration problems. NNJLS' attorneys provide the legal assistance residents need to keep themselves and their families safe and financially secure.

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NNJLS Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

Pulpit rock It doesn’t have to be April to think about your taxes. Throughout the year, Northeast New Jersey Legal Services Low-income Tax Payer Clinic (LITC) staff and volunteers provide legal assistance with federal tax issues for residents of Hudson, Passaic, and Bergen Counties. Since the inception of the program, NNJLS staff attorneys and volunteers have helped numerous clients with a variety of tax issues such as identity theft, setting up payment plans with the IRS, refund errors, tax levies and collections, disputes about tax returns, and more. Read More

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NNJLS Employment Opportunity Legal Assistance Project

Pulpit rock Despite strong skills, good references, and a solid work history, “Alan” was having trouble finding a job. The reason? A minor drug offense dating back to the 1990s. Alan has had no other run-ins with the law in the past two decades, directing his efforts instead to rebuilding his life, raising his children, and working to support his family. Yet that one minor offense continued to haunt his job search. When a major company cited his record as the sole reason they couldn’t hire him, Alan turned to Northeast New Jersey Legal Services for help. An attorney successfully petitioned the court to have his record expunged and John reapplied and got the job! Read More