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FindLaw Is Your Link to Free Local Legal Aid

By Brett Snider, Esq. on April 08, 2014 11:51 AM

Looking for free legal aid but not sure where to turn? Look no further than FindLaw's State Laws section, which now links you to local legal resources from coast to coast.

FindLaw has always provided coverage of national topics and legal issues. But recently, our Learn About the Law team has been working tirelessly (with coffee, of course) to create city-specific pages highlighting free and low-cost legal aid for 100 different metro areas.

So how do you access FindLaw's free legal aid pages, and what exactly do they offer?

Legal Aid Info That Hits Home

FindLaw's robust State Laws section now has even more content than you may remember. Not only can you discover the ins and outs of estate planning or DUI laws in a particular state, but now you can also scroll down and learn more about particular laws in some of America's most notable cities.

For example, Arizonans can learn about free legal aid tailored specifically to their state's capital, while Ohioans can move past the three "Big C" cities and learn more about legal aid in Dayton.

Just click on your state to see the cities currently available.

Different Cities, Different Types of Legal Aid

Like our varied users who come to FindLaw with myriad legal questions and concerns, our metro-specific pages have handpicked free legal aid providers from a variety of different practice areas. These include:

  • General Law. Just need some free legal advice or a question answered? These providers may be able to help.
  • Family Law. These are organizations that can help parents and/or spouses through trying legal times.
  • Immigration Law. Are you facing deportation? These free legal aid groups can help you fight removal.
  • Public Benefits. This category include resources to make sure that you have the government support you need when times are tough.
  • Limited Legal Representation. These free services can often match you to a pro bono or highly discounted attorney to represent you in court.
  • Criminal Defense. Worried about your criminal case? Seek out your city's public defender or other pro bono criminal defense lawyers and get the representation you need.

Once you've found the resources you need, you can check out their websites or give them a call. But keep in mind that even with free legal aid available, it may still be wise to hire an attorney. You can peruse FindLaw's Lawyer Directory by city and practice area to find an affordable attorney tailored to your area and legal needs.

Don't be in the dark about legal resources near you. Check out free, local legal aid in your hometown today.

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