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This page lists online resources for the Essex County Surrogate's Office, online resources applicable to courts generally in Essex County, New Jersey, as well as resources applicable to all courts in New Jersey.


Published opinions and orders

Attorney General Legal Opinions broken link ?
View New Jersey Attorney General formal opinions from 1949 to 2012.

Self help, legal research, general information

Essex County Ombudsman broken link ?
View information about the Ombudsman, who answers questions about how the court system works and seeks to improve customer service in the courts. Includes links to a complaint form and additional online resources.
Essex County Surrogate's Office Fees broken link ?
View a list of the fees charged by the Essex County Surrogate's Office for services and documents.
Legal Information Publications broken link ?
Legal Services of New Jersey offers free publications and informational flyers about various legal issues including child abuse and neglect, expunging criminal records, divorce, domestic violence, landlord-tenant and general information about the court process.
Legal Information and Self Help Resources broken link ?
Legal Services of New Jersey offers free legal information for self-represented parties about a variety of topics including housing, family, health care, benefits, jobs, debts, disability, immigration, education, taxes, crime, seniors, and courts in general. Search for information by keyword or browse by topic.
Legal Rights and the Court Process broken link ?
A wide variety of resources are available, including legal information, legal research links, and fact sheets about civil rights. Legal information includes child support, landlord-tenant claims, small claims, violations bureau fine schedules, sentencing guidelines, and court procedure. Legal research links include court rules and government- and law-related links.
New Jersey Laws broken link ?
Search New Jersey bills, laws, statutes, and Constitution. Information about the legislature and and legislative process is also available.
Court Rules broken link ?
Search New Jersey court rules by keyword, or browse the table of contents.
Contact an Ombudsman broken link ?
Information about the Court Ombudsman program, which answers questions about how the court system works, seeks to improve customer service in the courts, and helps resolve misunderstandings. Includes contact information for your local Ombudsman, a description of the program, and links to public events and a customer satisfaction survey.
Seminars and Public Events broken link ?
View educational events by month, including workshops, seminars, free consultation with attorneys, and screening for legal assistance.
Access for the Disabled broken link ?
Information about access to court services by people with disabilities, including policies, procedures, and ADA complaint form and contact information.
New Jersey Law Information broken link ?
View a collection of links to resources about New Jersey law, including regulations, local ordinances, legislation, publications for the lay person, organizations and legal topics.
New Jersey Law Library broken link ?
View information about the New Jersey Law Library including location, hours, contacts, available materials and services, and links to an online catalog and Ask-a-Librarian service.
Complaints About Judges broken link ?
The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct provides information about filing a complaint about a judge, a downloadable complaint form, answers to frequently asked questions, and records of judicial conduct proceedings by year since 2007.
Estate Tax Information broken link ?
View information about New Jersey inheritance/estate taxation.

Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral

Essex County Legal Service Providers broken link ?
View contact information for legal services and referral offices to get free or low-cost legal help for low-income residents. Includes contact information for Legal Services of New Jersey, Essex County Public Defender's Office, Essex County Bar Association, Essex County Legal Aid Association, and other resources.
Legal Assistance broken link ?
Legal Services of New Jersey offers free civil legal assistance to low-income residents. A statewide toll-free number and online request form, contact information for local offices in each county, and special statewide projects are included.
Attorney Discipline Information broken link ?
The New Jersey Judiciary Office of Attorney Ethics provides information about filing a grievance against an attorney, answers to frequently asked questions, and online access to attorney discipline records since 1984. A link to online records of pending attorney discipline actions is also available.
Volunteer Lawyers broken link ?
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice offers free civil legal assistance to low-income residents. Contacts, case types, and descriptions of programs and legal clinics are included.

Forms and related information

Essex County Surrogate's Office Forms broken link ?
View and download forms to file with the Essex County Surrogate's Office.
Self-Representation Forms and Instructions broken link ?
View and download Civil, Criminal, Family, Child Support, Probation, Tax Court and other forms, kits, and instructions for people who do not have attorneys. General information about self-representation, tips downloading and filing forms, and links to additional resources are inlcuded.
Legal Practice Forms and Instructions broken link ?
View and download Civil, Criminal, Family, Child Support, Tax Court and other forms created for use by attorneys. Detailed instructions for filling out the forms are not included; downloading instructions and general tips completing and filing forms are included.

For information on other public records in Essex County, New Jersey see the Essex County, New Jersey Public Records Directory
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