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Getting Free or Low-Cost Legal Help

Can't afford an attorney? Fortunately, the U.S. justice system is structured so that people who cannot afford an attorney may receive the legal help they need despite financial barriers, including help with housing, immigration, elder issues, public assistance, and matters concerning families and children. Whether you have little or no income, without a job, ill, disabled, or just need a little help making ends meet -- the following articles will help you determine the types of free legal services that may be available in your state, and whether you qualify. Also included are specific state legal aid resources. Please choose from the list below to get started.

  • Types of Free Legal Services - Introductory information about public defenders, legal aid clinics, and other "free" legal services options.
  • Do You Qualify for Free Legal Aid? - Qualifying for free legal aid is not based solely on your income level. Read about other ways to receive free legal aid.
  • What Does Free Legal Help Cover? - Article describing the type of legal help you might expect from some agencies, including housing, immigration, domestic violence, and disaster relief assistance.
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