Publications
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 you understand the law and your legal rights and responsibilities.

Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide is being updated to reflect changes in the law. It will be available later this week.

 
LOOKING OUT FOR YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

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SELF-HELP MATERIALS
collapse Consequences of Criminal Charges and Convictions ‎ (1 self-help material)
Clearing Your Record - 2012 Edition
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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collapse Family and Relationships ‎ (3 self-help materials)
Domestic Violence: A Guide to the Legal Rights of Domestic Violence Victims in New Jersey
​This handbook explains the major provisions of New Jersey law about 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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collapse Health Care ‎ (2 self-help materials)
Lead Poisoning: What It Is and What You Can Do About It
​This handbook contains information on preventing and recognizing the signs of lead poisoning, as well as the legal rights of those who may be at risk.

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collapse Housing ‎ (2 self-help materials)
Foreclosure—A Self-Help Guide to Saving Your Home
​Foreclosure is the legal process where a court orders the sale of a home when the homeowner doesn’t pay the mortgage. The information in this manual will help you understand the court process for foreclosure and the defenses you might have that may help you prevent foreclosure.

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OTHER INFORMATION (in multiple languages)
collapse Family and Relationships ‎ (1 informational flyer)
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collapse Government Aid and Services ‎ (7 informational flyers)
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collapse Jobs and Employment ‎ (1 informational flyer)
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collapse Taxes ‎ (1 informational flyer)

 

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Legal Services of New Jersey makes these publications available for use by low-income people and their advocates who provide not-for-profit legal help for low-income people. All of our publications are copyrighted. Permission is granted for personal use only. They may not be sold or used commercially by others.
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These publications provide general information about the law. They do not provide specific advice about a particular legal problem that you may have, and they are not a substitute for seeing a lawyer at times when you may need one. If in doubt as to whether you need a lawyer, talk to one.