Free one-on-one meetings with an attorney are available between the hours of 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings, September 6th – 27th, at Project Self-Sufficiency in Newton. Legal education is provided by attorneys affiliated with the Sussex County Bar Association. Consultations are scheduled at 45-minute intervals. The sessions are free and open to Sussex County residents who meet income eligibility guidelines; consultations are available by appointment only.
In addition to one-on-one consultations, Project Self-Sufficiency provides a variety of legal services to participants, including pro se divorce workshops, legal clinics for assistance with the preparation of family law motions, and monthly legal forums on a variety of topics, from Family Law to Bankruptcy. Funding for the agency’s legal services programs are provided in part by the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey.
Project Self-Sufficiency is a private non-profit community-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income families residing in northwestern New Jersey. The agency’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of holistic, respectful, and comprehensive services enabling low-income single parents, teen parents, two-parent families, and displaced homemakers to improve their lives and the lives of their children while achieving personal and economic self-sufficiency and family stability. Since 1986 Project Self-Sufficiency has served more than 19,500 families, including more than 30,000 children.
To schedule an appointment for a free legal consultation, or to find out more about the programs and services offered at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500.