Top 5 Sources for Free or Cheap Online Legal Help
Have a question about your legal rights? You’re not alone. Every once in a while something comes up that requires the attention of your attorney. These occurrences can be caused by problems related to housing, work, family, bankruptcy, disability, or immigration””to name a few.
I recently wrote an article covering the “˜8 Best Websites for Law Students ‘. If you don’t practice law, chances are you don’t know what to do when these issues arise. Can these concerns only be solved by a lawyer? And, doesn’t that cost money?
In this article, we’re going to discuss the top five resources for you to find free/cheap online legal help. These sites offer so much information that by the time we’re done you might actually consider going to law school. Sound exciting? You might want to cancel that legal consultation you’ve scheduled with your lawyer.
Before we get started, I’d like to point you to three great services we’ve previously covered in the MUO directory to find free online legal help: CivilAnswers, Avvo, & JDSupra. These are excellent resources and might be just what you’re looking for. If you’re still thirsty for more, however, here are the five sources I promised you:
LawInfo has an enormous amount of free resources at your disposal. They offer access to over 100,000 forms for almost any legal issue and an FAQ section where you can find answers to over 24,000 legal questions.
They have statutes, articles, how-to’s, legal guides, videos, and a library of resources to help you learn the law or find the right attorney. Their videos are really well shot and are short and to the point. I’d go on, but that’d just be bragging.
FreeAdvice offers “outstanding advice” at a “reasonable price”. This free service has a large collection of law/legal information for you to take in and allows you to ask your questions to lawyers. What sets this service apart from the rest is their forum. There they have thousands of posts and threads for you to read and you can submit your questions/thoughts directly to the community.
LawFiles.net is a place where you can submit your questions to attorneys in seconds. It has a very simple design and offers a lot of useful information. This service is free and confidential, keeping your legal matters private. You can also read recent answers, legal articles, and news.
LawGuru has a team of attorney contributors just waiting to answer your legal questions. They have a very simple system that lets you ask legal questions, search past questions/answers, and find local attorneys.
When submitting a question, you have the option of submitting your query as “˜free’ or “˜paid’. Paid questions allow you to hand select the attorneys you would like your question sent to and comes with 100% confidentiality, meaning your question won’t be published on the LawGuru public answers system.
Free questions are placed on a five day hold before being submitted to attorneys. When your question receives an answer, you are notified by email and the Q&A is posted to LawGuru Answers.
The Law is home to an accumulation of legal discussions, forms, guides, and FAQs. You can submit your cases for a free online legal help there, as well as locate an attorney by keyword, location, or practice area. The website is well organized and easy to read.
By now you should have all of the legal information you could possibly read. I hope you found these sources useful in your search for good legal advice. Know of another great site to get free/cheap legal help? If so, leave your tips, ideas, concerns, etc. in the comment section below!
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