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  • New Jersey Courts
    All the information you need regarding the court system, cases, and the law of New Jersey.
  • New Jersey Law Network
    The Central Source for New Jersey Law, since 1996.
  • LSNJ Law
    Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) offers help for all your legal problems.
  • New Jersey Legislature
    The official site of the New Jersey State Legislature with links to information on members, bills, laws, and other legislative areas.
  • New Jersey Digital Legal Library
    Enhance scholarly, practitioner, and public access to the materials of New Jersey law and legal history through the processes of digitization, and placement on a freely accessible public website. Rutgers University Library for the Center for Law & Justice is pleased to host the New Jersey Digital Legal Library.
  • FindaCase Network (New Jersey)
    FindACaseā„¢ is a product of VersusLaw, Inc. and uses the same powerful search engine and extensive libraries. FindACaseā„¢ is designed to be used by non-lawyers, small businesses, pro-se litigants, part-time lawyers, schools, colleges, libraries, publications, and activists.


  • Represent Yourself (Pro Se)
    The services offered here include general information about representing yourself in court, what the court can and cannot do for you, contact information, brochures, forms and kits.
  • Find A Lawyer
    The Burlington County Bar Association referral.
  • New Jersey Lawyers, Attorneys and Law Firms
    A directory of lawyers by counties, cities, or metro areas throughout Jersey.
  • Burlington County Bar Association
    Since 1932, our mission has been to provide our members with the tools necessary to enhance their ability to practice law ethically and effectively, while fostering a relationship between the Bench and Bar in Burlington County.

Legal "How To" Books

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Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions - Shae Irving
ISBN: 1413305601
"Here is a practical book for non-lawyers, providing clear answers to frequently asked questions in 74 different areas of the law. "What do I do about my noisy neighbors?" "What are my rights if I'm fired from my job?" "Do I really need to make a will?" In lieu of going to law school, this book gives a good, basic grounding on the legal matters most likely to touch your life--your home, your car, your money, and your job, among others. It's an excellent reference book for any home library."

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File for Divorce in New Jersey - F. Clifford Gibbons, Rebecca A. Desimone
"A divorce can be the most painful and expensive experience of your life. Whether you use a lawyer or not, protect yourself by getting all the information you need about divorce laws and your legal rights. Let File for Divorce in New Jersey help you get control over this stressful time of your life."

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Nolo's Simple Will Book - Denis Clifford
ISBN: 1413307132
"This book will enable most people to write their wills, valid in any state except Louisiana. Clifford, a lawyer, explains the importance of having a will and discusses relevant considerations such as executors, beneficiaries, treatment of children, and property ownership laws. There is also some coverage of basic estate planning, utilization of lawyers, and requirements for executing a valid will. Throughout, Clifford flags complex situations in which legal advice should be obtained. To some extent this is a workbook, with fill-in-the-blank, perforated pages. If it can be kept intact, it is an excellent source for public libraries." Library Journal

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Landlord and Tenant - Steven Strauss
ISBN: 0393045854
"Know your legal rights without spending a fortune in legal fees; get the advice of an expert for the cost of a book. It happens to everyone. You need legal help, but you have no idea what you're getting into or where to begin. The thought of hiring a personal attorney--and shelling out outrageous amounts of money in hourly legal fees--makes you cringe. Isn't there a better way? The Ask a Lawyer series arms you with practical, usable advice about common legal situations, answering your questions and familiarizing you with legal procedure before you ever set foot in a lawyer's office. Each book walks you through simple explanations of the law, legal definitions, tips, and sample scenarios, describing what will happen and what your options are. In some cases, these books can keep you from spending money on a lawyer you really never needed. Whether you ultimately decide to handle the matter by yourself or use an attorney's assistance for the completion of your plans, these books can easily save you thousands of dollars in the process."

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The Complete Book of Personal Legal Forms - Mark Warda, James C. Ray
ISBN: 1572484993
"The Complete Book of Personal Legal Forms provides all of the important legal forms you need to save thousands of dollars in legal fees and protect yourself from liability. Using incomplete or poorly drafted forms can cost you later in profits or liability. But with a good starting point and an understanding of the issues, you can easily tailor your own simple contracts, forms and agreements to your specific needs."

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How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Stephen Elias
ISBN: 141330897X
"This book focuses almost exclusively on personal or so-called "straight" bankruptcy under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, and excludes detailed consideration of Chapter 13 repayment plans. The authors, all lawyers associated with Nolo Press, provide step-by-step information necessary to determine whether or not, and how, to file. Included are worksheets, examples, and illustrative filled-in forms." Library Journal


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