Other Resources

Self-Help Resources

Some legal issues can be handled without a lawyer. For resources on handling legal matters by yourself, see:

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. 
  • FreeLegalAid.com
    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

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