Legal issues often arise when you least expect and usually at financially inconvenient times. It's not always easy to determine whether you need a lawyer, and, unfortunately, the cost of hiring one sometimes deters people from getting the legal help they need.
Fortunately, there are a number of resources and organizations at the national and state levels that provide free or low cost legal assistance to those in need. This might come in the form of a free consultation to help sort out your issues and plot a course forward. In other cases, it might involve actual representation in a proceeding on your behalf. Sometimes, these organizations even work with highly reputable law firms who offer their attorneys for pro bono (no cost) legal assistance.
Find out more about legal assistance resources in your area by reviewing the links below.
District of Columbia
State Legal Aid Resources: Next Steps
When you're dealing with a legal matter, having the assistance of an attorney is often critical to a successful outcome. Getting in touch with one, especially one that can assist you for free, is usually the biggest hurdle. Utilizing these state legal aid resources can help get you over that hurdle and on with your life.