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Legal Aid Resources

At some point in your life, you may need an attorney, but feel like you can't afford one. Fortunately, the U.S. justice system is structured in a way so that people who can't afford an attorney can actually receive free or low-cost legal help in many situations. While most people have heard of public defenders for criminal cases, you can actually find free legal help with immigration, housing, elder issues, and matters concerning families and children. FindLaw's Legal Aid Resources section provides information about free legal services and how to determine if you qualify for such services. You can also find a section on how to obtain a court-appointed defense attorney, as well as a state-specific directory of free and low-cost legal aid resources.

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