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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:
What Does 'Free Legal Aid' Mean?
When you think of "free legal aid," most people think of legal aid organizations that provide free services for those who are unable to afford a private lawyer. The downside is that because of limited funding, legal aid services can only take on a few select cases, such as landlord/tenant disputes, denial of unemployment benefits, and consumer credit issues.
However, each organization is different and may be able to help with other legal issues. Keep in mind that you may need to prove that you make less than a certain amount of money before a legal aid group will help you.
Aside from legal aid organizations, you may also be able to receive free legal aid from:
Where to Find Free Legal Services
There are many ways to find out where free legal aid is being offered near you. For example, FindLaw's State Laws section links you to free legal aid resources for 100 metro areas (listed under their state).
Some examples of free legal aid services listed in our metro-area pages include:
Check out FindLaw's State Laws section to see the different types of free legal aid available in your state or city. You can also contact your state's bar association to point you in the right direction.