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How Do You Find Free Legal Aid?

Legal services can be expensive, but for some issues, there may be free legal aid available. But how do you find free legal aid?

Here's a general overview about how to qualify for free legal aid and where to find it:

5 Questions to Ask an Immigration Lawyer

For people from foreign countries who want to stay in the United States or become a citizen, what are five questions to ask an immigration lawyer before you hire one?

Although it's not required that you hire an immigration attorney when filing for citizenship or a green card, an experienced immigration lawyer can help clarify laws to make sure that all your paperwork is filled out and filed correctly. If you're facing an immigration-related legal issue -- such as deportation -- you'll also want professional legal help by your side.

If you decide to hire an attorney, here are five questions you may want to ask an immigration lawyer to see if he or she is the right fit for you:

Legal How-To: Preparing to Sue Someone

What steps do you need to take when you're preparing to sue someone?

Initiating a lawsuit is a big step, as litigation can be a lengthy and costly process for everyone involved. So before you file a lawsuit, you may want to try to exhaust all other options to settle your claims.

If you do decide to pursue legal action, here are some general tips on how to prepare to sue someone:

5 Questions to Ask a Tax Lawyer

When it comes to choosing the right tax attorney for you, what are five questions to ask a tax lawyer?

Hiring a tax lawyer who's a good fit for your case and personality is important because you'll be entrusting them with your legal issues -- and we all know that Uncle Sam doesn't play around when it comes to taxes.

So what questions should you ask a tax attorney? Here are a few you may want to consider:

For MLK Day, Free Legal Clinics Offered

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, some organizations are offering free legal clinics and consultations today.

While millions across the United States will be enjoying a day off and/or participating in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by volunteering in their communities, many lawyers in places like Alaska, Indiana, and Pennsylvania will be offering free legal services on MLK Day.

Here's what you need to know to take advantage of these free MLK Day legal clinics:

Legal How-To: Changing Your Court Date

How do you change your court date? The answer can vary by jurisdiction and even by court. It can also depend on the type of case you're involved in -- for example, rules for criminal court, probate court, and small claims court are all different.

If you're represented by a lawyer, then changing your court date can potentially be as simple as asking your attorney to do it for you. Your attorney will likely need to confer with the court and with the opposing party in order to secure a new court date. A court hearing may even be required.

But if you're representing yourself, you're probably talking about small claims or traffic court. If so, here are some potential ways you may be able to change your court date:

When you're looking for an attorney, you may be confronted by a confusing slew of letters after someone's name, including "J.D." and "Esq."

While those abbreviations are both associated with legal professionals, their meanings aren't exactly the same.

The difference between J.D. and Esq., as commonly used in the United States, is the ability to practice law.