Project Self-Sufficiency offers a variety of free legal advice, education and assistance programs for northern New Jersey residents.
Free Legal Consultations & Advice
Income eligible Sussex County residents are invited to meet privately with an attorney to discuss their legal concerns. The free 30-minute consultations are scheduled every Thursday evening and on select Wednesday afternoons at Project Self-Sufficiency's Newton office.
Limited Legal Representation
Participants who are eligible for Legal Services of Northwest New Jersey (LSNWJ) services, and whose issue falls within LSNWJ's priorities may be provided with legal representation at no cost by LSNWJ.
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.
Legal consultations are available by phone only during the current public health crisis.
Free Legal Seminars
Free informational seminars are scheduled frequently at Project Self-Sufficiency. Topics include:
Wills & Estates
Seminars have been suspended during the current public health crisis.
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.