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.

Free Legal Seminars

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

  • Family Law

  • Bankruptcy

  • Elder Law

  • Mortgage Modification

  • Expungement

  • Wills & Estates

  • Landlord/Tenant

  • 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 New Jersey Department of Children & Families.

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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