Essex County Legal Aid Association (“ECLAA”), founded in 1920, is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization providing free legal advice and/or representation on civil law matters to Essex County residents.
To qualify for our services, your household income must be within 250% of the federal poverty guidelines (proof of income must be provided) and you must live in Essex County.
We provide legal services regardless of immigration status and translators are available through our translation line.
WE HAVE MOVED TO OUR NEW OFFICES LOCATED IN THE HALL OF RECORDS - ROOM 204.
DURING THIS TRANSITION FROM OUR OLD SPACE TO OUR NEW SURROUNDINGS, WE WILL BE CLOSED PENDING THE ARRIVAL OF OUR NEW OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND OTHER OFFICE NECESSITIES. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR GRAND RE-OPENING WHICH WILL INCLUDE THE EXPANSION OF THE LEGAL SERVICES WE CURRENTLY PROVIDE.
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
(Limited in-person appointments may be available on Mondays and Tuesdays)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
1st Saturday of the Month: Noon to 2:00 pm
3rd Sunday of the Month: Noon to 2:00 pm
The best way to contact us is to complete our online intake form and tell us about yourself and your legal emergency. Answer all questions as best as possible and provide proof of income. We will get back to you within 2 business days. Click below.