Our Mission

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services’ (NNJLS) mission is to ensure equal access to justice for low income residents of Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. NNJLS firmly believes that no one should be denied the benefits and privileges which should be available to all simply because they cannot afford a lawyer. NNJLS also believes that all members of the community deserve to be treated equally and with respect by our judicial system and governmental agencies. In order to accomplish its mission, NNJLS provides a full array of legal services for individuals and families including legal representation, advocacy, advice, community legal education and other legal services. NNJLS also recognizes that seniors, the disabled, victims of domestic violence, the homeless, those with limited education and English language skills, and other segments of the low income community, may experience additional barriers to receiving quality legal assistance and may require special attention so that their legal needs can be addressed.