Free Legal Advice, Education & Assistance Programs are Available at Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County

Project Self-Sufficiency offers a variety of free legal advice, education and assistance programs for residents of Sussex County, New Jersey, and the surrounding area. Interested participants are encouraged to call 973-940-3500 for more information.

Free Legal Consultations & Advice


Income eligible Sussex County residents are invited to meet privately with an attorney to discuss their legal concerns. The free 45-minute consultations are scheduled every Thursday at Project Self-Sufficiency.

Divorce Mediation Program

Individuals seeking a divorce can avoid a trial by seeking a legal divorce through mediation. Sessions are facilitated by attorneys who offer their services at a free or reduced rate, depending upon income-eligibility. Participation by both parties is voluntary; legal guidelines for participation apply.

Project Self-Sufficiency also offers a court accompaniment program, pro se divorce workshops, and do-it-yourself legal clinics. All services are free to income-eligible participants.

Funding for the legal education and assistance programs is provided in part by the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey.


Free Legal Seminars

Free informational seminars are scheduled frequently at Project Self-Sufficiency.

Topics include:

  • Family Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Elder Law
  • Wills & Estates
  • Expungement
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues
  • Consumer Law

Funding for the free legal seminars is provided in part by the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency, a program of the Department of Children & Families of the State of New Jersey.

Project Self-Sufficiency is grateful for the assistance of attorneys from the Sussex County Bar Association who volunteer their time to provide these free legal education and assistance programs to our participants.
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Free Legal Advice, Education and Assistance Programs are available to residents in the following NJ areas including the Sussex County municipalities of Newton, Andover Borough, Andover Township, Branchville Borough, Byram Township, Frankford Township, Franklin Borough, Fredon Township, Green Township, Hamburg Borough, Hampton Township, Hardyston Township, Hopatcong Borough, Lafayette Township, Montague Township, Ogdensburg Borough, Sandyston Township, Sparta Township, Stanhope Borough, Stillwater Township, Sussex Borough, Vernon Township, Walpack Township, and Wantage Township; and the Morris County municipalities of Jefferson Township, Lake Hopatcong, Netcong Borough, and Oak Ridge; and the Warren County municipalities of Allamuchy Township, Blairstown Township, Frelinghuysen Township, Hardwick Township and Hope Township, New Jersey (NJ).