Legal Aid Resources

We hope you will find these publicly available resources related to legal aid and pro bono legal services helpful.  
NOTE: The links below are provided merely as informational resources and do not constitute endorsements or recommendations by CLS.  


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General Legal Aid Resources

  • LawHelp.org
    Provides interactive legal forms, directory of free legal aid programs, and information about legal rights to low to moderate income clients. 
     
  • 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

     
  • Self-Represented Litigant Network
    Resources for individuals representing themselves in court.

     
  • State Bar Associations
    List of pro bono legal services, listed by state.

     
  • USLegal.com
    Free and low cost legal information and forms (commercial site).
     
  • "Justice Tech" websites (compiled by Paladin, a pro bono management software company)
    Public database of nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid organizations committed to helping solve the access to justice crisis through technology. These innovative organizations strive to make the law more accessible for low-income individuals and attorneys who serve them.  Notable examples:

        Athena - Helps struggling moms recoup unpaid child support.

        Courtroom5 - Provides litigation support for self-represented litigants, including legal research and drafting motions.

        DoNotPay - A mobile app helping clients dispute parking tickets, fight robocalls, request refunds, and other consumer problems.

        Easy Expungements - Helps apply for expungements of criminal records.

        RoadtoStatus - Do it yourself software for preparing immigration paperwork.


Legal Aid Resources by Subject Area

Asylum/Refugee
Bankruptcy
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
Grants
Housing, Foreclosure, Landlord/Tenant
Identity Theft
Immigration
Internet Crimes

Mental Health
Predatory Lending
Sexual Assault

Social Security
Stalking
Substance Abuse
Anti-
Trafficking
Veterans Issues
Victims of Crime
Wage Garnishments
Women's Law


Federal Agency Legal Aid Resources


Nonprofit Organizational Resources