Reference librarians cannot provide patrons with legal advice or help patrons make decisions regarding legal rights and liabilities. Reference librarians also cannot interpret statutes, cases, or any other materials for patrons. If you need legal assistance that the Law Library cannot provide, the Law Library will refer you to an apporpriate legal service that would best serve your needs.

The Legal Services of New Jersey publishes videos that answer some frequently asked questions for parties, self-represented or otherwise, who seek legal assistance. One playlist offers self-help video resources for obtaining an expungement in New Jersey. The videos explain eligibility and filing requirements and procedures.

Legal Services of New Jersey Legal Hotline
This statewide legal hotline provides legal information, advice and referral to low-income residents of New Jersey with civil legal problems (criminal cases are referred).


LSNJ-Self Help

View the Legal Assistance available from Rutgers Law School, including the services of Rutgers Law Associates and Rutgers Law Clinical programs.

Legal Services in Essex County (PDF)

Camden County Legal Services

Camden County Legal Services & Courts
South Jersey Legal Services
South Jersey Legal Services is a regional branch of Legal Services of New Jersey. They provide free legal assistance to low-income New Jersey residents in civil matters. SJLS also offers a Senior Citizen Advocate Center which provides legal assistance specifically for low-income Camden county residents who are 60 and older.
Camden County Office & Administrative Headquarters
745 Market St.Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 964-2010
Central Intake: 1-800-496-4570 (Weekdays, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
Camden Center for Law and Social Justice
The CCLSJ provides free and low-cost legal representation to low-income clients. They focus on domestic violence, family law, and immigration, and also handle other civil law matters (such as landlord & tenant disputes, wills, collections, and consumer law).
Main Office
126 N. Broadway, 2nd Floor
Camden, NJ 08103
Phone: 856-583-2950
New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety – Division on Civil Rights
The Division on Civil Rights is responsible for enforcing New Jersey’s law against discrimination in employment, housing, and places of public accommodation (e.g., schools, stores, parks) and the New Jersey Family Leave Act.
Southern Regional Office
(856) 486-4080
Camden County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
The Lawyer Referral Service can refer you to a private attorney experienced in the area of law in which you need assistance. The referral is free; the attorney you are referred to may charge up to $30 for the first half-hour consultation.
(856) 482-0618
Available 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday – Friday
Office of the Public Defender
The Public Defender provides legal representation to citizens who cannot afford counsel in criminal matters, cases of child removal, and involuntary commitment to State psychiatric facilities.
Camden Regional Office
101 Haddon Ave., Suite 8
Camden, NJ 08103
(856) 614-3500

Camden County Courts

Camden County Hall of Justice
101 South 5th St.
Camden, NJ 08103
(856) 379-2200

Offices are open 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday
Courts are in session 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Civil Division: (856) 379-2202

Criminal Division: (856) 379-2203

Family Division: (856) 379-2200

Camden County Surrogate Court
Aletha Wright Administration Building
600 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-7282

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday