Legal Aid Resources

In addition to Christian Legal Society's Christian Legal Aid Clinic Directory and Find a Christian Lawyer Directory we hope you will find these publicly available resources related to legal aid and pro bono legal services helpful.

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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
  • State Bar Associations
    List of pro bono legal services, listed by state.
  • U.S. Department of Justice: Federal Agencies
    U.S. Department of Justice's resource page of examples of grants, training and technical assistance, plus other Federal resources of particular interest to civil legal aid for underserved populations.
  • U.S. Department of Justice: Forms
    Large database of Department of Justice forms; can sort by agency or form title.
  • U.S. Department of Justice: List of Pro Bono Services
    U.S. Department of Justice's list of pro bono legal service providers, by state.  Lists languages spoken and types of cases taken by the service provider.
    Free and low cost legal information and forms (commercial site).

Legal Aid Resources by Subject Area

Child Abuse
Civil Legal Aid
Criminal Collateral Consequences, Expungement
Criminal Law / Help for Prisoners
Debt / Debt Collection
Disability Rights
Domestic Violence
Elder Law (e.g. Elder Abuse, not Wills/Trusts/Estates)
Family Law
Housing, Foreclosure, Landlord/Tenant
Identity Theft
Internet Crimes

Mental Health
Predatory Lending
Sexual Assault

Social Security
Substance Abuse
Victims of Crime
Wage Garnishments
Women's Law

Federal Agency Legal Aid Resources

National database of legal offices:

Information on local court records, prison records, background information on people, and local government offices.

Nonprofit Organizational Resources