Legal Aid and Referrals

Legal Services of New Jersey provides civil legal aid for economically disadvantage people who reside in New Jersey who cannot secure a lawyer on their own.

LSNWJ provides free civil legal services to low-income people, seniors, and people living with HIV/AIDS in the following counties: Somerset, Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren.

Casa Esperanza is a non-profit organization created to serve immigrants and refugees who need affordable legal, educational and social services, as well as a place to go when they need help.
Our goal is to help immigrants and refugees to understand how the legal system works in the United States and avoid mistakes that can jeopardize their opportunity to have a better life

The Somerset County Bar Association provides referrals for Somerset County residents to locate a lawyer in a certain area of the law or read a short background on an attorney. The referral is free.

The Public Defender's office represents all indigent persons charged with crimes in the County. Defends individuals charged with felonies, misdemeanors and traffic cases for which a sentence of incarceration may be imposed.

Advocates civil and legal rights of persons with disabilities.

Manages NJ EASE - Easy Access Single Entry system for Somerset County’s older adults and their caregivers. Assesses needs of older persons and plans programs and services to meet those needs. Offers information and referral services, outreach, senior centers and home-delivered meals, wellness and care coordination, legal counseling and eldercare services.

If you believe that you have been victim of unlawful discrimination, please visit of phone at the Division of Civil Rights office. The Service is free.

The ACLU of New Jersey works to defend liberty throughout our state. The program is involved in litigation and advocacy on behalf of individuals, and we lobby on scores of bills in the state legislature and local councils. In addition, the ACLU is active in many public education and community organizing projects.

The Community Health Law Project (CHLP) is a nonprofit advocacy and legal services organization dedicated to serving the needs of low-income people with disabilities in New Jersey.

The ACI provides information, referrals and advocacy for people with disabilities in Union, Middlesex and Somerset Counties.

The services offered here include general information about representing yourself in court, what the court can and cannot do for you, contact information, brochures, forms and kits. The New Jersey Judiciary prepared these materials for individuals who choose to represent themselves in some legal matters.

Law students provide legal assistance in the following areas: Civil Litigation Clinic, Civil Rights and Constitutionla Law Clinic, Family Law Clinic, Immigration Clinic, Juvenile Justice Clinic among others.

Law students provide legal assistance in the following areas: Child Advocacy, Community Law Clinic, Constitutional Litigation Clinic, Federal Tax Law Clinic among others.

Partners for Women offers legal assistance in domestic violence and family law matters and guidance to promote financial competence and independence.

Provides legal counsel and other services to immigrants. New Jersey's office is located in Newark.