Skip to main content

Are you a legal professional? Visit our professional site

Please enter a legal issue and/or a location
Begin typing to search, use arrow keys to navigate, use enter to select

Getting Free or Low-Cost Legal Help

Can't afford an attorney? Fortunately, the U.S. justice system is structured so that people who cannot afford an attorney may receive the legal help they need despite financial barriers, including help with housing, immigration, elder issues, public assistance, and matters concerning families and children. Whether you have little or no income, without a job, ill, disabled, or just need a little help making ends meet -- the following articles will help you determine the types of free legal services that may be available in your state, and whether you qualify. Also included are specific state legal aid resources. Please choose from the list below to get started.

  • Types of Free Legal Services - Introductory information about public defenders, legal aid clinics, and other "free" legal services options.
  • Do You Qualify for Free Legal Aid? - Qualifying for free legal aid is not based solely on your income level. Read about other ways to receive free legal aid.
  • What Does Free Legal Help Cover? - Article describing the type of legal help you might expect from some agencies, including housing, immigration, domestic violence, and disaster relief assistance.

You Don’t Have To Solve This on Your Own – Get a Lawyer’s Help

Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.

Or contact an attorney near you:

Next Steps

Contact a qualified attorney to make sure your rights and interests get protected.

Begin typing to search, use arrow keys to navigate, use enter to select

Help Me Find a Do-It-Yourself Solution

Copied to clipboard

Find a Lawyer

More Options