LSNJ Publications

LSNJ publishes a legal education newsletter, Looking Out For Your Legal Rights®, and a series of legal information manuals in English and in Spanish to help people understand the law and their legal rights and responsibilities. We update our information as necessary.

Public Newsletter

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Looking Out For Your Legal Rights is LSNJ's community legal education newsletter. In language that is easy to understand, Looking Out gives you general information about current legal issues and how they may affect you. Part of each issue is available in a Spanish-language section, Cuáles son sus derechos legales.
Poverty to Justice quarterly newsletter includes updates on our work, our clients, and our volunteers, as we move together toward the shared mission of justice.

Legal Handbooks and Manuals

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Tenants' Rights in New Jersey is LSNJ's guide to landlord-tenant law for New Jersey residents. The manual includes chapters on finding a place to live, security deposits, leases, rent increases, the responsibilities of landlords and tenants, legal and illegal evictions, condo and co-op conversions, and the right to safe and decent housing.

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Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide is accurate as of the date it was last revised-January 2019.
Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide (read the instructions)

Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide (order instructions and forms)
This handbook reviews the major provisions of New Jersey law regarding domestic violence and suggests some of the measures you can take to protect yourself from abuse, including using the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act to get a restraining order to keep the abuser away.

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Legal Services of New Jersey wrote this handbook to help parents when the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly DYFS) files a court case to place their children in foster care based on claims that the parents have abused or neglected their children. This handbook will help you understand the things you must do to try to reunite with your child as soon as possible.

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This guide provides basic information about how to clear-"expunge"-a record of arrest or conviction in New Jersey. It includes the forms needed for filing. In the limited circumstances where expungement is possible, the process is relatively simple and usually can be managed without the help of a lawyer.

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Informational Flyers

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Appealing a Welfare Decision

Applying – Are you Applying for Welfare?

Domestic Violence

Sanctions

Welfare to Work Program

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