Legal Reference Guide for
Public Librarians in New Jersey

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General Internet Sites New Jersey Statutes Lawyer Referral Services
Depository Libraries New Jersey Cases Legal Services/Legal Aid Offices
County Court Libraries Legal Forms on the Web Pamphlets for the Lay Person
Law School Libraries Landmark Decisions Collection Development

General Legal Internet Sites

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New Jersey Statutes

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Lawyer Referral Services

Association of Trial Lawyers of America
N.J. Lawyer Referral Service
150 W. State St.
Trenton NJ 08608
Fax 609 396--2463
Atlantic County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
Atlantic County Court House
1201 Bacharach Blvd.
Atlantic City NJ 08401
Fax 609-345-6279
Bergen County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
15 Bergen St.
Hackensack NJ 07601
Burlington County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
45 Grant St.
Mount Holly NJ 08060
Fax 609-261-5423
Camden County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
800 Hudson Sq., Suite 103
P.O. Box 1027
Camden NJ 08101
Fax 856-964-9016
Cape May County
Lawyer Referral Service
Rt. 9, Main St., P.O. Box 425
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Fax 609-463-1656
Cumberland County
Lawyer Referral Service
P.O. Box 2031
Vineland 08362-2031
Fax 856-692-7768
Essex County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
One Riverfront Plaza, 7th Floor
Newark NJ 07102-5497
Fax 973-622-4341
Gloucester County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
Justice Complex, P.O. Box 338
Woodbury NJ 08096
Fax 856-384-9580
Hudson County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
583 Newark Ave.
Jersey City NJ 07306
Fax 201-798-1740
Hunterdon County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
P.O. Box 572
Broadway NJ 08808
Fax 908-735-0305
Mercer County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
1245 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd. Suite 420
Mercerville NJ 08619-3894
Fax 609-585-5537
Middlesex County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
87 Bayard St.
New Brunswick NJ 08901
Monmouth Bar Association
The Lawyer Referral Service
Freehold NJ 07728
Fax 732-431-2843
County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
15 Cattano Ave.
Morristown NJ 07960
Fax 973-605-8325
Ocean County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
P.O. Box 381
Toms River NJ 08753
Fax 732-240-4907
Passaic County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
77 Hamilton St.
Paterson NJ 07505
Salem County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
Somerset County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
10 N. Bridge St., P.O. Box 1095
Somerville NJ 08876
Fax 908-685-9839
Union County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
Elizabeth NJ 07207
Fax 908-354-8222
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Depository Libraries in New Jersey

New Jersey State Library
185 W. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0520
Web site
Monmouth County Library
Eastern Branch
1001 State Highway #35
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702-4398
Web site
County College of Morris
Masten Learning Resources Center
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, NJ 07869-2086
Web site
College of Saint Elizabeth
Mahoney Library
2 Convent Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989
New Jersey City University
Guarini Library
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305-1597
Phillipsburg Free Public Library
200 Frost Ave.
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865-1697
Web site
Trenton Public Library
120 Academy St.
Trenton, NJ 08608-1302
East Brunswick Public Library
2 Jean Walling Civic Center
East Brunswick, NJ 08816-3599
732-390-6767 Web site
Rutgers University, Camden
Paul Robeson Library
300 North 4th St.
Camden, NJ 08101-3990
Rowan University
Campbell Library
201 Mullica Hill Rd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1791
Web site
Richard Stockton College of N. J.
Jimmie Leeds Road & College Drive
Pomona, NJ 08240-0195
Sussex County Library
125 Morris Turnpike
Newton, NJ 07860
Free Public Library of Woodbridge
Main Library
One George Frederick Plaza
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
732-634-4450, ext. 214
Princeton University
Firestone Library
One Washington Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08544-2098
Web site
Rider University
Franklin F. Moore Library
2083 Lawrenceville Rd.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099
Web site
Drew University Library
36 Madison Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940-4007
Web site
Rutgers Law Library, Camden
217 North 5th St.
Camden, NJ 08102
Web site
Free Public Library of Elizabeth
11 South Broad St.
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
908-354-6060, ext. 7203
Monmouth University
Guggenheim Memorial Library
400 Cedar Ave.

West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Web site
Ocean County College
College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08754-200
1 732-255-0400, ext. 2287
Web site
Johnson Free Public Library
275 Moore St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
201-343-4169, ext. 18
Web site
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Weiner Library
1000 River Rd.
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Newark Public Library
5 Washington St.
Newark, NJ 07101-0630
Web site
Seton Hall University
Walsh Library
400 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ 07079-2671
Web site
East Orange Public Library
21 South Arlington Ave.
East Orange, NJ 07018-3892
Rutgers Law Library - Newark
123 Washington St.
Newark, NJ 07102-3094
Web site
Seton Hall University, School of Law
Peter W. Rodino Jr. Law Library
One Newark Center
Newark, NJ 07102-5210
Web site
Rutgers University, Newark
John Cotton Dana Library
185 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102-1814
973-353-5901 Web site
Jersey City Public Library
472 Jersey Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Rutgers, New Brunswick
Alexander Library
169 College Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163
Web site
Montclair State University
Harry A. Sprague Library
Normal Ave.
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Web site
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New Jersey Court Cases

The full text of recent decisions from the New Jersey appellate courts, the United States District Court of New Jersey, the New Jersey Office of Adminstrative Law and New Jersey Ethics Opinions can be found at the Web site of the Rutgers Law Library in Camden. From the library's home page, click "New Jersey Resources" on the index bar.

Rutgers Law Library - Camden:

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Legal Services/Legal Aid

State Wide Services
Legal Services of New Jersey
100 Metroplex Drive, Suite 402
P.O. Box 1357
Edison, NJ 08818-1357
toll-free 1-888-576-5529
Fax 732-572-0066
Fort Dix Legal Assistance Program
Office of The Staff Judge Advocate
AFRC-FA-JAS, U.S. Army Garrison
Fort Dix, NJ 08640-5054
Fax 609-562-5553
Education Law Center
155 Washington St., Suite 205
Newark, NJ 07102
Fax 973-624-7339
Fort Monmouth Legal Services Program
Office of The Staff Judge Advocate
Bldg. 677
Fort Monmouth, NJ 07703
Fax 732-532-6057
N.J. Dept. of the Treasury/OMB
State Office of Legal Services
33 W. State St., P.O. Box 221
Trenton, NJ 08625
National Legal Aid & Defender Ass'n
1625 K St. N.W., Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006-1604
202-452-0620 ; Fax 202-872-1031
N.J. Protection and Advocacy, Inc.
210 S. Broad St., 3rd Fl
Trenton, NJ 08608
800-922-7233 ; 609-292-9742
Fax 609-777-0187
Pro Bono Partnership
744 Broad St., Suite 1815
Newark, NJ 07102
Fax 973-273-9833
Web site
County Services
Cape-Atlantic Legal Services
26 S. Pennsylvania Ave., 1st Floor
P.O. Box 58
Atlantic City, NJ 08404
Fax 609-345-6919
Bergen County Legal Services
61 Kansas St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-2166
Fax 201-487-3513
Bergen County Community
Mental Health Law Project
327 East Ridgewood Ave.
Paramus, NJ 07652-4895
Fax 201-599-6269
Camden Regional Legal Services, Inc.
(Burlington County Office)
107 High St.
Mount Holly, N.J. 08060
Fax 609-267-7812
Camden Regional Legal Services, Inc.
(Administrative Offices)
745 Market St.
Camden, NJ 08102
Fax 856-338-9227
Community Health Law Project
Station House Office Bldg., Ste 400
900 Haddon Ave.

Collingswood, NJ 08108 856-858-9500
Fax 858-868-9545
Senior Citizens Advocate Center
745 Market St.
Camden, NJ 08102-1117
856-964-2010, Ext. 227
Fax 856-338-9227
Cape-Atlantic Legal Services
1261 Rt. 9 S., P.O. Box 785
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Fax 609-465-9018
Camden Regional Legal Services, Inc.
(Cumberland County Office) Neighborhood/Farmworker Division
22 Washington St.
Bridgeton, NJ 08302-1933
Fax 856-455-4945
Essex County Legal Aid Assoc.
Hall of Records, Rm. 118
465 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102
Fax 973-622-2699
Info Line: 973-622-1513
Community Health Law Project
185 Valley St.
South Orange, NJ 07079
Fax 973-275-5210
Community Health Law Project
650 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 210
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Fax 973-680-1488
Essex-Newark Legal Services
Family, Consumer law,
Government Benefits, Elder Law
& Housing Law Units
5 Commerce St., 2nd Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Fax 973-824-4553
Essex Elder Law Unit
439 Main St.
Orange, NJ 07050
Fax 973-678-8241
Essex Family Law Unit
5 Commerce St., 2nd Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Fax 973-824-4553
Gloucester County
Camden Regional Legal Services, Inc
. 47 Newton Ave.
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Fax 856-853-4259
Hudson County Legal Services
574 Summit Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Fax 201-798-8780
Hunterdon Co. Legal Services Corp.
82 Park Ave.
Flemington, NJ 08822-1168
Fax 908-782-9761
Legal Aid Society of Mercer County
198 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608-1103
Fax 609-392-7952
Mercer County
Community Health Law Project
225 E. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
Fax 609-392-5369
Middlesex Co. Legal Services Corp.
78 New St., 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2584
732-249-7600, or, 732-324-1613
Fax 732-249-7966
Middlesex Co. Legal Services Corp.
313 State St., Room 308
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861-4117
Fax 732-324-6253
Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services, Inc.
25 Broad St., Suite 13
Freehold, NJ 07728
Fax 732-866-9009
Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services, Inc.
65 Mechanic St., Suite 201
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Fax 732-747-9584
Legal Aid Society of Monmouth Co.
P.O. Box 86
Asbury Park, NJ 07712 732-776-7733
Legal Aid Society of Morris County
30 Schuyler Pl., 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 900
Morristown, NJ 07963-0900
973-285-6911 Fax 973-605-8991
Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services, Inc
The Law Center
9 Robbins St., Suite 2-A
Toms River, NJ 08753
Fax 732-505-3080
Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services, Inc.
681 River Ave., Suite 2C
Lakewood, NJ 08701-5287
Fax 732-730-0953
Passaic County Legal Aid Society
175 Market St.
Paterson, NJ 07505
Fax 973-345-8739
Somerset Sussex Legal Services Corp.
78 Grove St.
Somerville, NJ 08876
Fax 908-231-6780
Somerset/Sussex Legal Services
Old Courthouse, 3 High St.
Newton, NJ 07860
Fax 973-383-3469
Union County Legal Services Corp.
60 Prince St.
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Fax 908-354-4361
Community Health Law Project
65 Jefferson Ave.
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Fax 908-355-3724
Warren County Legal Services Corp.
91 Front St., P.O. Box 65
Belvidere, NJ 07823
Fax 908-475-1719
Salem County
See Camden County
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NJ County Court Law Libraries

Atlantic/Cape May
Atlantic County Civil Court Bldg.
1201 Bacharach Boulevard
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
(609) 343-2261
Bergen Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main Street B Room 107
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
(201) 646-2056
Burlington Burlington County Court Facility
49 Rancocas Road B 6th Floor
Mt. Holly, New Jersey 08060
(609) 518-2540
Essex County Law Library
50 West Market Street Rm 512
Newark, New Jersey 07102
(973) 693-5722
Gloucester County
Gloucester County Courthouse
1 North Broad Street
Woodbury, New Jersey 08096
(856) 853-3539
Hudson Hudson County Courthouse
595 Newark Avenue Rm. 500
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
(201) 795-6629
Hunterdon County
Justice Center
65 Park Avenue B 2nd Floor
Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 788-1240
Mercer County
Mercer County Courthouse
209 South Broad St B 2nd Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08650
(609) 989-6873
Middlesex County Courthouse
1 John F. Kennedy Square 2nd Floor
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903
(732) 981-3099
Monmouth County Courthouse
Monument and Court St, Lower Level
Freehold, New Jersey 07728
(732) 431 -7079
Morris County Courthouse
Washington Street
Morristown, New Jersey 07963-0900
(973) 656-3917
Justice Complex
120 Hooper Ave. Rm. 243
Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 506-5026
Passaic County Courthouse
77 Hamilton Street
Paterson, New Jersey 07505
(973) 247-8013
Somerset County Courthouse
P. O. Box 3000
Somerville, New Jersey 08876
(908) 231-7612
Union County Courthouse Annex
Elizabethtown Plaza B Lower Level
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07207
(908) 659-3895
Warren County Court House
Second Floor,
413 Second Street
Belvidere, NJ 07823
(908) 475-6998
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Legal Forms on the Web

Web sites that offer legal forms are popular, but beware. A form on the Web for drafting a will may be a terrific form - if you live in Kansas. It might not work so well in other states. Few Web based forms give much information about who drafted them or if they were drafted for use in a particular jurisdiction. The safest forms to recommend are those found on the Web site of a government agency. With that caveat, here are some popular sites for legal forms:

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Pamphlets for the Lay Person

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Law School Libraries

Rutgers Law Library - Camden
217 N. Fifth St.
Camden, NJ 08102
Seton Hall Law School
Peter W. Rodino Library
1 Newark Center
Newark, NJ 07102
Rutgers Law Library - Newark
123 Washington St.
Newark, NJ 07102-3094
New Jersey State Library
Law Library
185 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08625-0520
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Landmark Decisions

Case Name Citation Subject
Amistad case 40 U.S. 518 Slavery
Bolling v. Sharpe 347 U.S. 497 Desegregation
Brown v. Board of Education 347 U.S. 483 Desegregation
Bush v. Gore 531 U.S. 98 Presidential election
California v. Bakke 438 U.S. 265 Affirmative action
Clinton v. Jones 520 U.S. 681 Executive immunity
Furman v. Georgia 408 U.S. 238 Death penalty
Gideon v. Wainwright 372 U.S. 335 Right to Counsel
Griswold v. Connecticut 381 U.S. 479 Privacy
Heart of Atlanta Motel v. U.S. 379 U.S. 241 Civil Rights
Korematsu v. United States 323 U.S. 214 Japanese internment
Loving v. Virginia 388 U.S. 1 Interracial marriage
Marbury v. Madison 5 U.S. 137 Federalism
McCulloch v. Maryland 17 U.S. 316 Federalism
Miranda v. Arizona 384 U.S. 436 5th Amendment rights
New York Times v. United States 403 U.S. 713 Pentagon Papers case
Norris v. Alabama 294 U.S. 587 Scottsboro Boys I
Plessy v. Ferguson 163 U.S. 537 Segregation
Powell v. Alabama 287 U.S. 45 Scottsboro Boys II
Roe v. Wade 410 U.S. 113 Abortion
Scott v. Sandford 60 U.S. 393 Slavery, Dred Scott case
Yick Wo v. Hopkins 118 U.S. 356 Civil Rights
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Collection Development Recommendations


Black's law dictionary, 7th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 1999.

Nolo Press Publications.

New Jersey - General

Axel-Lute, Paul. New Jersey legal research handbook, 4th ed. New Brunswick, NJ: NJICLE, 1998.

Miller, Jr., Melville D. You and the law in New Jersey, 2nd ed. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998.

Pressler, Sylvia B. Rules governing the courts of the State of New Jersey. Newark, NJ: Gann Law Books, Annual. (aka New Jersey Court Rules Annotated)

New Jersey lawyers diary and manual. Newark, NJ: New Jersey Lawyers Diary and Manual Publications. Annual. The Lawyers Diary lists all attorneys admitted to the New Jersey Bar and also contains listings for courthouses, bar associations and other useful information.

Family Law - New Jersey

Grosman, Alan M. New Jersey family law. Lexis Law Publishing, 1999.

Skoloff, Gary and Laurence J. Cutler. New Jersey family law practice 10th ed., 5 vols. New Brunswick, NJ: NJICLE, 2001.

Elder Law

Dueker, Alice K. Elder law in New Jersey: Finding solutions for legal problems. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2000.

Landlord-Tenant and Real Estate Law- New Jersey

Korona, Raymond I. Landlord and tenant law 5th ed. Volumes 22, 23 and 23A of New Jersey Practice Series. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2001

Tenants' rights in New Jersey. Edison, NJ: Legal Services of New Jersey, 2000.

Horn, Arthur S. Residential Real Estate Law & Practice in New Jersey, 4th ed., New Brunswick, NJ: NJICLE, 1998.

Employment Law - New Jersey

Alito, Rosemary. New Jersey Employment Law, 2nd ed. Newark, NJ: New Jersey Law Journal Books, 1999.

Positan, Wayne J. New Jersey Labor and Employment Law. New Brunswick, NJ: NJICLE, 2001.

Jacobs, Roger B. Labor and Employment in New Jersey: A guide to employment laws, regulations and practices, 2nd ed., Albany, NY: Lexis Publishing, 2000.

Companion Web site to "Brush with the Law: Exploring Legal Reference: Workshop presented November 5th, 2004 at the Annual Conference of the Documents Association of New Jersey. - Ann B. Grice and Susan Lyons, presenters.