Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Free Legal Services Expanded in Sussex and Warren Counties

Northern New Jersey residents will be able to receive free legal assistance from volunteer attorneys in Newton and Blairstown, thanks to a new partnership between Project Self-Sufficiency and Legal Services of Northwest New Jersey, Inc.  Legal advice and limited representation will be available, by appointment only, to income-eligible Sussex and Warren County residents at Project Self-Sufficiency’s Newton office, 127 Mill Street, as well as at the agency’s Warren County Outreach Office, 35 Main Street, Blairstown.  Participants can discuss topics such as housing, consumer issues, life-planning documents, family law and public entitlements.  Appointments are available on Wednesday, March 27th, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

This new initiative expands on the free legal education and assistance programs already available at Project Self-Sufficiency, which include evening consultations, pro se divorce workshops, legal clinics, court accompaniment, and divorce mediation, along with regularly-scheduled seminars, covering topics like family law, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant issues, elder law, expungement and mortgage modification.  All services are free; the seminars are open to the public, while the consultations are available by appointment to income-eligible residents only. 

To make an appointment for a legal consultation or to find out more about the other services available at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.  Information about Project Self-Sufficiency is also available at www.projectselfsufficiency.org.  Funding for Project Self-Sufficiency’s legal services program is provided by the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey, Legal Services of Northwest New Jersey, and the Sussex County Family Success Center, a program of the New Jersey Department of Children & Families.

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