Learn what questions to ask when choosing a lawyer. And find organizations that give free legal advice and may help you find a free or low-cost attorney.
Before looking for an attorney, decide what kind you need. Common fields include:
Landlords and Tenants
Labor and Employment
You can often talk to a lawyer for free for at least the first conversation. Ask questions about their experience and fees.
These programs offer a variety of ways to get legal aid. Some limit their services to people with low incomes.
Legal Services Corporation (LSC) - Find legal aid in your community for people with low incomes.
LawHelp.org - Find free legal aid near you and get answers to your legal questions. These services are for people with low to moderate incomes.
Law Help Interactive - This program helps you fill out legal forms for free, such as those dealing with:
American Bar Association Free Legal Answers - This site lets people with low incomes ask questions online and have a lawyer answer them. They will not answer questions involving crimes.
Pro Bono Resource Directory - Find pro bono lawyers in your state.
Military and Veterans
Stateside Legal - Find free legal help for military members, veterans, and their families.
Legal Help for Veterans - Find free legal clinics and other resources from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Armed Forces Legal Assistance - Find nearby military installations with legal assistance offices.
People with Disabilities
National Disability Rights Network - Locate legal advocacy service providers by state for people with disabilities.
Eldercare Locator - Enter your city and state or zip code to find local offices on aging and legal services.
Pension Rights Center - Get free legal help for problems with your pension, profit-sharing, or retirement savings plans.