Research Center: Legal Research Information
The library provides access to general information about the law which is designed only to help users learn more about their own legal rights and responsibilities. Note that this general legal information is not intended to serve as legal advice. Legal advice involves the application of the law to one's specific factual circumstances, and should be obtained from a lawyer. Library users should seek such advice from their own lawyers.
Legal Information Reference Center
Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
New Jersey State Library, Law Library: Compilation of links to federal, state, and local legal resources.
Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ): This user-friendly website is a great resource for legal information, including downloadable publications organized according to specific legal topics.
Federal law and the Federal government resources:
USA.gov: the official web portal for the U.S. government. Provides access to a vast collection of information from the federal government.
FDSys: the official web site for the U.S. Government Printing Office. Provides access to official government publications, including the U.S. Code, the Budget of the United States, Code of Federal Regulations, etc.
Congress.gov (beta): New web site documenting the activities of the U.S. Congress, including information on pending and passed legislation.
New Jersey state law and government resources:
State of New Jersey (official state website)
Local Law and local government resources:
Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ): Their hotline, 1-888-LSNJ-LAW (1-888-576-5529), is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Contact Burlington County South Jersey Legal Services at
107 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060, (609) 261-1088 or
email at SJLSBurlington@lsnj.org
New Jersey Courts Online Self-Help Resource Center. Website created and maintained by the state court system, providing a wealth of up-to-date information about representing yourself in court. Includes links to brochures, forms and kits to be used in preparing your own legal case.
New Jersey Judiciary Ombudsman Program. An ombudsman is a neutral staff person who helps pro-se litigants (people who plan to represent themselves in court) navigate the court system. Each county has one and many hold specialized workshops open to the public.
Contact the Burlington County Ombudsman at (856) 518-2530, or by email at BurOmbudsman.firstname.lastname@example.org
New Jersey State Bar Foundation. This organization provides free seminars, publications and other programs that help the public learn more about their legal rights and responsibilities. Many publications can be downloaded directly from the web site, and some are available in Spanish.