Some legal issues can be handled without a lawyer. For resources on handling legal matters by yourself, see:
- American Bar Association Consumers' Guide to Legal Help -- Helping Yourself
- LawHelp.org Legal Education Guides
General Legal Aid Resources
Provides interactive legal forms, directory of free legal aid programs, and information about legal rights to low to moderate income clients.
FreeLegalAid aims at creating a website focused on giving free legal information to the public, providing legal articles, plain English explanation on common legal topics (like divorce), sample legal forms, and categorized links to other helpful legal resources on the internet.
- Law Help Interactive
Printable legal forms, sorted by state and subject matter.
- Legal Aid Research
Documents about civil legal aid research.
- The Legal Aid Society - Pro Bono Handbook - PDF
A nine-page handbook showing Legal Aid offices how to connect attorneys with pro bono cases.
- Pro Bono Net
For legal aid attorneys and others, provides training and reference materials, by geographic region, and a directory of pro bono services and legal aid organizations
Legal Aid Resources by Subject Area
Civil Legal Aid
Criminal Collateral Consequences, Expungement
Criminal Law / Help for Prisoners
Debt / Debt Collection
Elder Law (e.g. Elder Abuse, not Wills/Trusts/Estates)
Housing, Foreclosure, Landlord/Tenant
Victims of Crime