Legal, Disability, & Advocacy

In New Jersey:

Community Health Law Project of New Jersey (CHLP)

http://www.chlp.org/

The Community Health Law Project (CHLP) is a nonprofit advocacy and legal services organization dedicated to serving the needs of low-income people with disabilities in New Jersey.  Their mission is to provide legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons with disabilities and to organizations representing their interests, with an emphasis on those most vulnerable and needy.

Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ)

http://www.drnj.org/

The consumer-directed, non-profit organization that serves as New Jersey’s designated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in the state.  DRNJ provides information and referral, technical assistance and training, individual and system advocacy, legal and non-legal advocacy, and outreach and education.

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ)

http://www.lsnj.org/ and http://www.lsnjlaw.org/

LSNJ coordinates the statewide Legal Services system, which provides free legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans for their civil legal problems.

Camden County Lawyer Referral Service

http://www.camdencountybar.org/referral_service.php

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you may be eligible to receive free legal assistance through the Camden Regional Legal Services (856) 964-2010 for civil matters, or the Office of the Public Defender 856-614-3500 for criminal matters.

Division of Senior and Disabled Services Resource Guide

http://www.camdencounty.com/sites/default/files/files/Disabled%20Services%20Resource%20Guide.pdf

This guide is designed to help you find assistance and guidance that will benefit any senior or disabled person.  Tons of programs and services are listed here.

Lowenstein Sandler Attorneys at Law

http://www.lowenstein.com/probonodetails

They do a lot of pro bono social justice work.  They may not take the case but they may recommend someone.

National:

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Information

http://www.ada.gov/

Information and technical assistance on the Americans With Disabilities Act.

ADA Complaints

http://www.ada.gov/filing_complaint.htm

How to file a complaint under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

American Bar Association referral website

http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/findlegalhelp/freehelp.cfm?id=NJ

Search here for legal aid and pro bono programs.  People with income below the federal poverty guidelines are generally eligible for free legal help through these programs.  People who are elderly, disabled, the victims of domestic violence, enlisted in the military or in other special circumstances also may be eligible for help even if their income is a little higher.