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Mercer County Surrogate's Office
Lawrence Township Senior Citizen Center
30 East Darrah Lane
Hours at this satellite location are 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. Please call for an appointment.
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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Mercer County Surrogate's Office as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Mercer County, New Jersey, and resources applicable to all courts in New Jersey.
Published opinions and orders
Forms and related information
Mercer County Surrogate Forms and Information Sheets
View and download forms and information sheets for use in Mercer County Surrogate's Court, including administration with and without a will, affidavits of surviving spouse/partner, trusteeships, guardianships, and bonds. Links are in the right column.
Legal Practice Forms and Instructions
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.
Self-Representation Forms and Instructions
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.
Self help, legal research, general information
Mercer County Ombudsman
View information about the Ombudsman, who answers questions about how the court system works and seeks to improve customer service in the courts.
Legal Rights and the Court Process
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.
Legal Information Publications
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
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.
Complaints About Judges
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.
Court Seminars and Public Events
View educational events by month, including workshops, seminars, free consultation with attorneys, and screening for legal assistance.
Search New Jersey court rules by keyword, or browse the table of contents.
Contact an Ombudsman
View information about the Court Ombudsman program, which answers questions about how the court system works and seeks to improve patron customer service. Contact information for your local Ombudsman, a link to public events, and a customer satisfaction survey are included.
New Jersey Laws
Search New Jersey bills, laws, statutes, and Constitution. Information about the legislature and and legislative process is also available.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Mercer County Lawyer Referral
The Mercer County Bar Association offers a free legal referral service by telephone or online request form. An initial consultation for a small fee is available. A link to a publication about hiring a lawyer is available in English or Spanish.
Mercer County Legal Clinics
The Mercer County Bar Association offers information about free legal clinics, which include a free 15-minute consultation and brochures on legal topics. Schedules and locations are provided under LAWYERS C.A.R.E.
Attorney Discipline Information
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 1990. A link to online records of pending attorney discipline actions is also available.
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.
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.