The Legal Assistance for Women program (LAW) provides women who have legal issues a consultation with an attorney for a nominal fee of $12 (inquire about fee reduction). One-time, individual consultations are confidential and tailored to suit your special needs. All appointments are scheduled in advance. Our onsite consultations deal with family law only, but telephone consultations can be arranged to address elder law concerns. Call the NCJW/Essex Center for Women for more information.
Scheduling a Consultation
The primary purpose of a LAW consultation is to provide direction as to how to access the legal system. More specifically, an attorney may answer questions about:
- The law as it applies to your situation.
- The validity of your particular problem.
- Whether or not it would be advisable for you to retain counsel and/or where to go if you cannot afford an attorney.
Your visit with an attorney should be viewed as an initial step toward addressing your concerns. This ONE-TIME ONLY consultation may not be able to provide you with a resolution to your particular problem.
LAW is a service that affords you client confidentiality. Only you, the client, can be admitted to the building and to the NCJW/Essex Center for Women at the time of your appointment. No children or adults will be admitted along with you, unless they are serving as a translator or facilitator of information relating to your case.
Click below for an application to request a LAW Consultation or call (973) 994-4994. You will be contacted to schedule an appointment after your application is received.
LAW provides clients with a confidential 30-minute consultation with a volunteer attorney to determine how to approach a legal concern. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. To schedule an appointment, fill out the form below and click on the submit button.
APPOINTMENTS WILL NOT BE MADE WITHOUT PAYMENT OF THE FEE.
This fee which is non-refundable and non-transferable, is to reserve a one-half hour consultation. It is a ONE TIME ONLY consultation. Upon receipt of this form, we will call you to schedule an appointment.