ECLAA = free legal help on civil law crises for low-income Essex County NJ residents
The "average" ECLAA client is an employed African-American woman raising children and renting a Newark apartment from which she faces imminent eviction.
But an "average" cannot tell you about real people. Here are stories about 30+ tenants who our lawyers have helped. We start with seven in-detail stories to help you better understand the process and issues associated with helping at-risk tenants.
For all ECLAA clients -- even if all we can do is help them transition out of their apartment with minimal distress and disruption to their families' lives, our service goes well beyond that provided by strictly pro se legal clinics. For each client, there are typically at least 2 and often 3 or more consultations.
We are not using the clients' actual names below -- in order to assure confidentiality.
First, here are detailed descriptions about how we recently helped seven tenants facing eviction:
Second, here are quite a few briefer descriptions of work we have done for other at-risk tenants:
As noted to the left, we are not using the clients' actual names below -- in order to assure confidentiality.
Each $150 covers all of the costs of providing free emergency legal assistance to a low-income client and her family when facing a civil law crisis -- most often an imminent eviction from their home.
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ECLAA attorneys are working remotely while our office must be closed due to COVID-19 public health mandates. Please support our work as we mark the 100th anniversary of ECLAA's incorporation in 1920.