Monthly Tenancy Clinic

VLJ provides FREE legal assistance to Essex County tenants facing eviction through a monthly clinic held at the Hall of Records in Newark. Eligible tenants will meet with volunteer attorneys who will prepare them to represent themselves in court.

The clinic is by appointment only. If clinic spots are still available, VLJ will screen tenants for eligibility and conduct an intake, then schedule eligible clients for an appointment.

If you have received an eviction complaint in the mail, with a one of the following court dates, you should give us a call at 973-943-4754 to complete an application:

  • November 29 (should be available to attend legal clinic on November 21 in Newark)

  • December 2 (should be available to attend legal clinic on November 21 in Newark)

  • December 3 (should be available to attend legal clinic on November 21 in Newark)

  • December 23 (should be available to attend legal clinic on December 19 in Newark)

  • January 2 (should be available to attend legal clinic on December 19 in Newark)

  • January 3 (should be available to attend legal clinic on December 19 in Newark)

South Ward Promise Neighborhood Program

In addition to the monthly clinic, VLJ also provides assistance to tenants facing eviction or who have other housing-related concerns, through our South Ward Promise Neighborhood Program. For more information about our South Ward Promise Neighborhood program, click here.